Weliwatta Pattini Devalaya

Waliwatta Pattini Devalaya
Weliwatta Pattini Devalaya, also known as Weliwatte Pattini Kovil (Sinhala: වැලිවත්තේ පත්තිනි කෝවිල) is a Devalaya Shrine situated in Weliwatta village near the Kappina Walawwa Viharaya in Galle District, Sri Lanka. It has been dedicated to Goddess Pattini, the patron goddess of fertility and health.

The Pattini cult is said to have been brought to Sri Lanka from South India during the reign of King Gajabahu I (114-136 A.D.) of Anuradhapura. Locals believe that the Pattini Devalaya at Weliwatta was one of the two Pattini shrines constructed in the southern region by General Devapathiraja during the reign of King Parakramabahu II (1236-1270 A.D.) of Dambadeniya

The festival of the Devalaya is held annually on a grand scale during the Esala season (July-August). 

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This page was last updated on 4 July 2023
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