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List of Gods   : "Singhalese"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Ayiyanayaka" Singhalese / Sri Lanka Plague god. A deity of fields and woodlands who is still revered as a guardian of crops and a protector against plague....
God name "Dadimunda" Singhalese Buddhist / Sri Lanka Tutelary god. An attendant on the god UPULVAN to whom he acted as treasurer. The guardian of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. His sacred animal is an elephant. Also Devata bandara....
Goddess name "Dala Kadavara" Singhalese Elephant goddess who brings diseases and misfortune. Singhalese
Goddess name "Pattinidevi (queen of goddesses)" Hindu / Singhalese / Sri Lanka Mother goddess. A deification of Kannaki, the consort of Kovolan who, according to ancient Tamil tradition, journeyed to the town of Madurai to sell a gold anklet. Through trickery she was convicted of theft and executed, but was canonized. According to another tradition, she was born from a mango pierced by a sacred arrow. In southern India and Sri Lanka a goddess of chastity and fidelity in marriage. Also a guardian against diseases, including measles and smallpox. She is associated with fire-walking rituals. Attributes: cobra-hood behind the head, and a lotus....
God name "Upulvan (like the blue lotus)" Singhalese / Sri Lanka Local god. The most senior of the four great gods of the Singhalese pantheon. Identified with VIS NU, according to one tradition his specific task was to protect the culture of Sri Lanka from Buddhism. Conversely he stood by Gautama BUDDHA against the Hindu MARA....