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Manager or Guardian of the Temple, the Diyawadana Nilame, in 1908 a fine old
Kandyan chief and Ratemahatmaya, called Nugawela, and the Government
Agent. In fact both the G.A. and the Diwa Nilame, as he was usually called, had a
Hinduism, which was all about me for my two and a half years in Jaffna, is entirely
different. In its ordinary, everyday form it repels me — the multiplicity of its florid
Gods, their grotesque images, the ugly exuberance of the temples ...
The God at that time was a Tamil, but he married i-ito a Sinhalese family in
Kataragama and became a Sinhalese God, and that is why now the temple
kapuralas are Sinhalese. This was the story of a Buddhist Sinhalese villager.
When I told ...
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