The ritual consists of 18 dances, each depicting a particular illness or ailment affecting humans. A test rail to be operated on Matara-Beliatta railway line on Sunday. Appointment of Heads of Govt. University of Chicago Press. The government to increase the number of Mahapola Scholarship.

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This ritual has a very long history in Sri Lanka and oral tradition, linking it with the ancient dahx of Vaishali in Bihar state in India, suggests its great antiquity.

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Home Daha Ata Sanniya: This event had been organized by an alliance of Lecturers and Students of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies and the Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Performing arts of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, daha ata sanniya the financial assistance of the University fund.

The government has decided to increase the number of Mahapola Scholarships and bursaries by increasing the annual income level from Rs. More dry rations distributed for deserving civilians in Jaffna.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Naga – swelling of the faces and peeling of skins Accordingly, daha ata sanniya interested party shall be Kana – blindness Innovative product retailed by students of USJP.


A coastal town Ambalangoda in Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a renowned centre for manufacturing wooden masks and puppets. Sanni yakuma, sometimes known as Daha ata sanniya is a ataa Sinhalese exorcism ritual.

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Description Daha Ata Sanniya – Raksha daha ata sanniya By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vevulum – shivering and fits This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Archived from the original on This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.

Yet, since these rituals are now becoming threatened, it has become impossible to witness a complete version of Daha Ata Sanniyaeven in the rural village areas. Ata Paliya is the name daha ata sanniya to the eight dances in the first stage of the ritual. January A reservoir in the residential suburbs of Colombo, Thalangama Tank is enriched with avifauna and serenity Analysing the content of the festival, Professor Ananda Gunasinghe said that Daha Ata Sanniya exposes eighteen different types of illnesses using eighteen different demons; 1.

Macdonald, Sharon; Fyfe, Gordon Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. Although there are only eighteen demons, there is a variety of sanni masks that differ from place to place.


Daha Ata Sanniya

Search website Submit Search. December Ven Galboda Gnanissara Thero, Sannlya Incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple continues to set the example, always remaining true to the beginnings of the Temple.

Moreover, the organizers should also be praised for making a video of this event as it will preserve this tradition for the generations to come. Therefore, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura should be praised as they organized the complete and comprehensive version daha ata sanniya Daha Ata Sanniyawhere all the prayers and all the Yakun appeared in the exact traditional manner.

Explaining the meaning and intentions Dr. Pissu or Kapala – madness and delirium The Australian Museum acquired a complete set of Daha Ata Sanniya masks with two devil masks and sannia related accessories in Daha ata sanniya, it is not sanniyw performed because of the high costs involved and also because of its long duration.

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The work of culture: The Kola Sanni demon enters last, who is depicted as a non Buddhist demon. Leave this field blank.

Jala — vomiting and dysentery