Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka

Edited by Professor S. Pathmanathan, the book ‘Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka’ captures the progress of Hinduism in Sri Lanka through the Hindu temples on the Island Nation. The book delves into the different aspects of the ancient temples including history, architecture, administration, endowments, festivals, rituals and traditions.

The book contains fifteen essays written by nine authors. Majority of the essays are written by S. Pathmanathan. In the introduction part, Pathmanathan throws light on various cults and traditions of Hindu religion. Equally important is his thoughts on the contacts between Hinduism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

The book contains a map which provides the geographical location of the important temples. There are also images of temples in the book.

A review on the book by Kanaganayagam Kanag-Isvaran can be found here.