Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya

Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya, Badulla
Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya (also known as Puswelayata Pattini Devalaya) is a shrine located in the village of Lindamulla in Badulla District, Sri Lanka. The site can be reached by traveling along the Demodara-Spring Valley road about 1.5 km distance from Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya.

Shrine
The shrine is dedicated to Pattini, the patron goddess of fertility and health. The main shrine houses the image of Pattini and the part known as Maligawa (or Uda Mahala) is used to place the jewelries of the goddess. At the entrance of the main shrine is a Makara Thorana (the Dragon arch) with two figures of guards (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). The outer walls of the shrine are decorated with several paintings of gods such as Kiwle Gedara Aluth Deviyo, Dedimunda Bandara Deviyo (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). A stone bawl inscribed with Sanskrit scripts is found in the compound of Devalaya (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017).

A protected monument
Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya located in the Grama Niladari Division of 78 E Gurugamuwa in Divisional Secretary’s Division of Badulla is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 7 July 2005.  
Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya Lindamulla Pattini Devalaya
References
1) Priyadarshani, S.A.N.; Gunasena, I.P.P., 2017. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Badulla Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology. ISBN: 955-9159-48-8. pp.40-41.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1401. 7 July 2005. 

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This page was last updated on 26 June 2019

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