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affairs agricultural almsgiving associated astrologer auspicious Badahela behavior believe betel bhikkhu boutiques bride brothers Bryce Ryan Buddha Buddhist caste cent ceremony Ceylon coconut couple crop culture dagoba daughter demon dhobi distinct dowry economic especially estates exorcizing fact father fields frequently garden girl gods Goyigama groom harvest honor Hooniyam horoscope household heads husband important Jataka Jayamangala Kalutara Kataragama kinship kinsmen less living Lokuliyanage Low Country male marriage married matters nearly neighborhood neighbors nibbana organization paddy cultivation paddy land participation peasant Pelpola Pelpola Central persons piligeneema pirith poruva position potters practices prestige priest production rarely rational relationships relatives responses rice rubber secular significance Sinhalese social society Sri Pada status Straus structure supernatural survey temple tion traditional trees Undecided University of Ceylon upasaka urban usually values village wage labor wealth wedding Western wife women worship youth