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have doubts about existence of gods since long times, so lot of times we heard god's stories
from folktales or fictitious details in our literally books. Hence we did
research about gods by talking with people who have mind power whose can talk
with gods, people who link with gods via mantra science & light reading.
Then we summarized those details and compare with Theravada Sutra Pitakaya,
after that here we are going to reveal some important details about gods
& goddesses for benefits for all of you.
So we want to give our big thanks
for all spiritual professionals & Buddhist
Theros who help us for our research about deities, also wish them to success
their spiritual life!
If you have real life
experiences with these gods & goddesses such as Kataragama, Vishnu,
Satarawaram Gods, Sakra Devendra, etc then please send us your experiences. We
will publish in this page or use those details
for our research which will help to all of us. Also if you think some
details are wanted to correct, then please send us such comments too. For that
task, you or someone
you know must have direct ability to talk with gods via mind power, mantra
science, hypnotism, light reading, etc...
Who are Gods & Goddesses
Gods and goddesses are powerful energy beings who did big merits on donations,
precepts and meditations in their past life times. Gods don't like come near
to human world or humans. So only they look at us and use mind waves for
help us. Lot of times gods thoughts are powerful which means they can
create some physical things from their mind. Gods look at people who do
merits and use their mind power to help those people's life, which means make easy their works. This is called
as Devatha Dushti which means
Attraction of Gods. We can get
their attraction from mainly by giving merit to them. In Sri Lanka gods
& goddesses called as Deviyo. Some
low power gods & newly born gods are called as Devatha or Deva Putta.
Except gods, their have another energy beings
such as :
Naga - They are powerful inhuman mostly live in ocean, but like to
do merit, same power have like gods. When they want to be physically appear,
they seen as serpent. Some of them have big body & powerful mind power.
Devils - Yakka - Beings who are cruel and
ugly than gods, mostly not respect to five precepts. Some have fearful face
and body color like dark black. They like eat meat, fish, eggs & oiled meals.
Hungry ghosts - Praytha - Beings who were did sins in
their past life, now stay without foods, cloths, body and house. Lot of
times these inhumans trouble us with spell bindings & hunting our homes or
Bahirawa - Same as ghosts but only located in certain areas
& protect that area as their own. Bahirawa only trouble us, when we try to reside their area. In
that time we want do Bahirawa puja for get their permission.
Asura - Inhuman beings that have same power as gods, but don't respect
precepts or virtuous people. Sometimes they do jokes & do troubles to good
people & sometime fight with gods too. They stay in ocean or near
Mara - Inhuman beings that have great power for control all living
beings include gods then attach them to lust, ill-will & ignorance. They
trouble to good people in human world or gods and then help to bad people.
Any gods don't come or hunt into human body except hungry ghost, naga or
devils. But some devils are observing five precepts, respect to Buddhism &
practice Buddhist teachings.
Some gods live in heaven (Sadiuya Loko Devo) and some are live on human
world or sky near to earth, they are called as Earth Based gods (Bumatu Devo).
In Maha Samaya Sutta, Lord Buddha said there have gods in based on all other
planets and stars (NakkhattÓni purakkhatvÓ...) such as our sun, moon, venus,
mars, etc. Gods who are not belongs to lust world stay on Brahma worlds
(Brahma Loko Devo) & gods who are in Anagami state (person who removed lust)
stay on pureland heavens (Suddawasa Devo). Some low power gods who do
entertain for higher gods from art, music and dances are called as Gandrauwa.
Lot of time they live in some part of heaven of four regions.
Popular Buddhist teaching is "People, who have gone to the Buddha for
refuge, Will not go to the plane of hells. On discarding the human body,
they will fill the hosts of devas in heavens".
How We Attract Gods & Goddesses?
It is very difficult to get god's attraction within small time such as one
day, sometimes two or more months want to wait for get attraction from
particular god. However Buddhist people can get their attraction from mind
request in every day after worshiping to triple gem. But some people can get
their attraction very soon cause of past lives relationship with gods. But gods
attraction formula is so simple, which is :
Merits + Precepts + Tidiness + Sweet Odors + Chanting Dhamma
Lord Buddha say it is wise transfer merits to gods by doing Buddhist merit
activities such as
: giving alms or medicine, cloths donations to sangha, help to making temples or rooms for meditative Buddhist monks, doing
meditations, observe precepts, teaching dharma, learning dharma, helping to
poor people, etc...
Earth Based gods and goddesses are attracted to - sweet
odors such as water flowers, sandalwood, jasmine, pichcha, some oils, fruits
or clean places such as clean ponds, rivers, big trees, nice gardens, stupa and temples. If you keep
such odors, trees or flowers inside your home, rooms or garden so gods will like
to your home.
Also keeping Buddha worshiping place (neat room or
tall table with Buddha statue, leave of Bodi tree & small stupa, where you can
offer flowers, incense sticks & oil lamp to Lord Buddha.) in your home
is another way to get attractions of gods. If all family members worship
to Buddha in this place, then all of them will be attracted by kindly gods.
Another thing is after you get sign from ishta devatha or other gods
attracted to you, it is not good wear or use Amulets (Yantras) or use sound science (Mantras) for cure your
problems. Then gods think you neglect their power, so they remove their
attraction from you or your family. Instead of Mantras, you can use Buddhist
poems or Parittas (Gods are esp. like to hear Karaniya Metta sutta &
Maha Mangala Sutta). Good thing is you talk such things with your family Astrologer.
If you reduce your merit works then gods also reduce their attraction as
same amount from you & your family. Dhamapada said person who not get
angry, who say true words & who give donations may close to gods!
Buddhist Gods & Goddesses
Buddhist people don't refuge gods but they only ask help from gods.
Lot of Buddhist gods can be attracted to you by mind requesting. If they
take your requesting into consider, they will show it by dream or some sign.
These dreams can be see by you or your family member who has best precepts.
Then you need to transfer merit for that god by doing big merit work by
yourself. Lord Buddha said practicing of - devotion to triple gem,
observe five precepts, dharma learning, donations & develop wisdom help
to born in own desired heavens. Among these six heavens, Tusita heaven is special heaven where have only real
Buddhist gods, Buddhist goddesses and Bodhisattva gods. Heavens since
Yamaya are locations for gods & goddesses who don't like to conflicts, anger
Here are brief descriptions about the six heavens :
of Main God
Time in Human Years
Caturr Maha Rajika
|| 36 million
Fresh minded gods
Gods stay in Happy
Gods do creations
Gods have all Lust
have 20 great heavens called as Brahma Loka, which have life time more than 9216 million
years. To born in Brahma Loka we need to achieve contemplation or jhana or
smadhi in deep meditation. Lord Buddha told, if someone do Metta Meditation
in correct way, surely he borns in Brahma Loka as waking up from the
Here had given names of those 20 Brahma Loka :
Servants of Brahma (brahma parisajja deva), Ministers of Brahma (brahma purohita deva), Great Brahmas (maha brahma), Brahmas of
Small Radiance (parittabha deva), Brahmas of Infinitive Radiance (appamanabha deva), Brahmas of Streaming Radiance (abhassara deva),
Brahmas of Small Glory (parittasubha deva), Brahmas of Infinitive Glory (appamanasubha deva), Brahmas of Refulgent Glory (subhakinna deva), Brahmas of Very Fruitful (vehapphala deva),
Brahmas of not Falling Away (aviha deva), Untroubled Brahmas (atappa deva),
Beautiful Brahmas (sudassa deva), Clear-sighted Brahmas (sudassi deva), Brahmas of Non-junior (akanittha deva), Infinite Space (akasana˝cayatanupaga deva),
Infinite Consciousness (vi˝˝ana˝cayatanupaga deva), Unconscious beings (asa˝˝asatta), Nothingness (aki˝ca˝˝ayatanupaga deva), Neither-perception-nor-non-perception (nevasa˝˝anasa˝˝ayatanupaga deva).
: Four main gods rule
in four directions of the world & four inhuman types from Heaven of four region
or Caturr Maha Rajika. These four gods also called as Satarawaram gods and
stay under rules of god Shakra
Devandra. These four gods separate some devil leaders for protect
virtuous Buddhist people.
Dutarathta (East) rules Gandrawa,
Virullha (South) rules Ghosts, Virupakka
(West) rules Naga & Kuwera
(North) rules Devils.
discuss some other Buddhist gods who are detailed in Sutra Pitakaya.
Brahma Gods :
Brahma Sahampathi god who lives in Brahma Loka, enlightened into Anagami
state in Kasapa Lord Buddha's time and helped to our Gautama Buddha.
People who do meditation can get attraction of this god. Also this god
good for ask help for education. Another Brahma god is Sanath Kumara who
lives in Brahma Loka, help to our Buddha's Bodhisattva times. He is main
Dharma talker or adviser in six heavens. Tissa Brahma is another god who
helping us to understand Buddhist sutra and advanced Buddhist teachings.
He became Anagami state from our Lord Buddha's time, because his past life
he stayed as educated monk. Gatikara Brahma is Amagami god who was close
friend of our Buddha's bodhisattva time. He also helps to Buddhist people.
Pure Land Gods : Suddhavaso deva are
gods who attain Anagami (none returning to lust worlds) and Arahant states whose help to
Buddhist people. They are real gods who take care Dharma and honest
Buddhist people. These gods have huge number of lifetimes and many powers
than any gods. Mainly these gods help to Buddhist people who work hard for
attain path and fruition of Buddhism toward Nibbana. These gods finished
their spiritual path into final level and always look at human world for
support noble followers and seers. There have five pure land
Brahma Lokas called as - Aviha deva, Atappa deva, Sudassa deva, Sudassi deva
and Akanittha deva.
Devandra : Main god of
both Tawatimsa & Caturmaha-Rajika heavens. Sometimes looks at human world
& helps to virtuous Buddhist people. This god was became soovan state
sometimes comes as poor beggar to check our precepts. This god takes
decisions related to human world than other gods.
or Vissawana : Leader of
Yakka group among Satarawaram gods, sometimes helps to poor people who
stay with Buddhism. He gives permission to his servants (devils) or low power gods to say future prediction
in Devala. This action called as giving -waram. Our kings time, people keep Bara for get wealth
and money form help of Kuwara god. Said to be good talker but also said cruel
People who do businesses can ask help from this god for develop wealth &
success in their firms.
Datharaththa : Leader of
Gandrauwa group among Satarawaram gods, who likes to art and music. So
Buddhist people who do art works or esp. music, they can ask help from this god.
Indra Deva : All sons of
are called as Indra gods. They take care other gods & goddesses. In Atanatiya
Sutta there have details of these gods. You can ask help from
these gods too. Esp. these gods help to virtuous
Buddhist people when they occur troubles
related to inhuman attractions.
Visaka Goddess : Visaka said
to be got soovan (stream-enterer) in her age seven and helped to our Lord Buddha. Also she helps
to poor people. Now she lives as powerful goddess in Nimmana Rathi
heaven. Therefore Buddhist female people who practice Dharma can ask
help or attraction from this goddess.
Matru Divya Raja :
Buddha's real mother called Mahamaya Davi, was rebirth as male god in Tusita heaven. This god
helps every Buddhist people and esp. female Buddhists.
Matali God : Official
driver & close friend of Sakkra Devendra god. People who do work related to traveling can ask
help from this god. Sometimes this god informs to
other gods about good people in human world.
Panchasika : Official
musician of heaven Tawatimsa. Buddhist people who are doing works related to
music can get attraction of this god. His past life he was poor young
boy who help to develop his village from his body power. Also he played Vina and flute, so his merit overcame to be god in
Janasabha or Janawasabha :
Whole sutra has in Sutra Pitakaya related to this god whose past life was one of soovan or
king called as Bimbisara, who was killed by his own son. He is live under Kuwera god,
said he works as messenger for Satarawaram gods. He was mention as one
of devil leader in Atanatiya sutra who helps to Buddhist people for cure
devil & ghost problems.
Anatapindika Deva Putra :
Lord Buddha's main laic care, bank owner called Anatapindika is another
soovan god, (stream-enterer) who live in Tusita heaven. He
will help to any Buddhist person
for life problems.
Viswakarma God :
In Tawatimsa heaven has god called as Viswakarma who has ability for
engineering works, sometimes help to engineers in human world for their
creations. People who do technology, can get help from this god. Also this
god helps to poor but honest people by creating properties.
Gods & Goddesses
Except some gods, other all famous gods & goddesses are belongs to Bumatu
Deva or Yakka
or Nagha sector under the Satarawaram Gods. Even heavens
have lot of gods, only some powerful gods who take care human world. They are
called as council of god (Deva Mandalaya). These gods are can
call as guarding gods, because about 20 years by 20 years they care human world as
each by each. Some of them live in sub heavens which are located
between earth surface and main six heavens. Birth of all god's life,
belongs to did merits in their human life. There have wide truth that these
gods are live in our real life. When Lord Buddha visited Sri Lanka three
times & Arhat monk Mihidu Thero came to Sri Lanka, so lot
of gods & goddesses in Sri Lanka became soovan (stream-enterer) & higher states, therefore we can
conclude all areas in our country have those powerful gods who take care Buddhist people around their regions.
We want to say any of following discussing gods or goddesses are not
fictitious, so they really live. Because lots of gods stories come from myths, we did real life
investigations about gods via people who have
power to talk with gods via light reading (anjanam) or mind power, personal experiences
who do meditation. We found this information related to below gods. Also here we want to give our thanks
spiritual professionals & Buddhist Theros, who help us for our research with deities, also wish them to success
their spiritual life!
and Deva Puja
Maitreya Bodhisattva God :
This virtuous god lives in Tusita
heaven who will become next Lord Buddha. He is most powerful god in heaven
who has ultimate merit powers. Lot of time he uses his all time for
meditation and observes strict precepts. Sometimes he comes to human world
and helps to good people without care religions.
If you mentally request,
this god can read your thoughts then surely help you. This god likes
offerings such as white flowers and fruits with milk rice.
Sri Natha God : Natha god is
another bodhisattva god now
lives in Tusita heaven. However he will not become Lord Buddha at very
close time, but helps to Buddhist people. Main devala is in Kandy temple tooth. Hence
people called him as Senkadagala God. Good
for ask helpings related to family development. For Natha bodhisattva god,
you must do deva puja from three white lotus flowers.
Sri Natha God)
Kataragama God :
Sri Lankan people give especial attention to this god than other gods.
Kataragama god is staying in Sellakataragama area in Sri Lanka who is also
protecting temple of Kiriwahera and related Bodhi tree. Main devala is in
Kataragama. Since our kingĺs ages, people get help from this god for gain
unique educational skills, bring back lost properties, increase mind
power, develop courage for face enemies, lottery winnings, get new
properties, develop personality & all areas in our life. Our lots of
people saw this god as wearing brown color cloth like seer & do meditate
in forest areas in Kataragama.
Kataragama god also called as Skanda Kumara God who was person came to Sri
Lanka from India. He did helps to sinhala people from his mind power by
donating his time & hard working. These merits help him to be powerful god. He
is jockey libidinous god, but also gives big punishments to people who don't
remove onus on right time. But always this god likes to help people without
care nation, religion or casts. This god has two wives, called as Tavani Amma & Walli
Amma. Kataragama god likes fruit pujas than other puja
types. Red color flowers & yellow color flowers are suitable for this god.
Upulwan (or Vishnu) god is mainly protecting Buddhism in Sri Lanka, who is
another bodhisattva god. Upulwan means god with blue color complexion &
cloths. Main devala is located at Devinuwara town near to southern region
in Sri Lanka. From research did from light reading, found that Vishnu god
use his value time for meditation & observe precepts hence don't waste his
time for look at every devala in worldwide. So he sends his minister gods
for look at such worldwide devala. When someone asks help from Vishnu god,
he appoints his messenger gods to help him. It is good you do deva puja
for god Vishnu from small white flowers, purple lotus & blue flowers. His main duty is
giving protection for good people (also for gods) from bad people, enemies
& other evil powers. He also has wife & Vishnu god is who knowing lovers
well. In his past life, he stayed as rich salesman then became Buddhist
monk when our Buddha Gautama preached dharma. After that again he had born
in India as King Krishna. Then cause of his great merits forces, he became
main god in heaven.
This god is worthy among all other gods. Because this god was first Sri
Lankan god who attained stream entry state. His power mainly located in Samanala or Sri Padha Mountain in Sri Lanka. God Saman's duty is protect
Buddha's relic of foot mark in top of mountain, protect people who come to
worship Buddha's relics & temple on mountain. This god doesnĺt go every
devala in island wide such as other gods, so only we can get bless from
this god in Samanala rock area. You can do deva puja for this god from
white lotus flowers. Saman god come & helps people as normal village person in his
area, lot of time as very old person wearing white color cloths. Main devala is
located in Sabaragamuwa area. Sumana means his human life time name while Saman is said
because he protects the Samanala rock.
Sumana Saman God)
Dadimunda God :
God is governor of all hungry ghosts &
devils in Sri Lanka. Consider his trendy is emitted all over the Sri Lanka. He
is one minister of Sri Vishnu god, army leader of Kataragama god &
grandson of Kuwara god. His father was Purnaka the devil leader and mother
was Erandathi the naga queen. Main devala is located in Aluth Nuwara area near
to Mawanella town.
Dadimunda means god of steady minded and bearded face. This god who met
then asked dharma from our Gautama Buddha & took words to protect Buddhist
people. Even we say Dadimuda as god, but he is devil leader. But he is
Buddhist & observes higher precepts, hence can be treated as god. People
can ask help from this god for problems with hungry ghosts, devils, evil
powers, sicknesses, spell bindings & curses of negative people. From our
research we found this god can give herbal medicine, because he has vast
knowledge about herbal medicine, astrology & mantra sciences. Dadimunda
god likes lighted oil lamps, fruits, flowers & sweet meals as his deva puja.
(Picture of Dadimunda God)
Siddha Suniyam God :
Suniyam god is protector of all villages & houses in Sri Lanka who is
traveling village to village in mid night on white cloths. This god'
traveling can be known from sudden jasmine smell & sometime dogs are bark.
He gives punishments to bad people while helps to good ones. This god stays
in two states as god and cruel devil. Suniyam god is very cruel god who gives
vast punishments for bad people. In his human life, he was person who
protected law in society when Sakanda Kumara's human life. Siddha Suniyam
means this god needs to be invited when use mantra science & related works;
He gives permission to work mantras. Suniyam god stays under rules of the
Kataragama god. It is true that he has white horse & wife too. This god's
main devalaya is located at Kuliyapitiya, Kabalawa village in the
North-West province of Sri Lanka.
Gana or Ganesha god was brother of Sakanda Kumara when their human life & had wise brain
power. He helped to Sakanda Kumara & other people for take right decisions in
their life. Ganesha also came to Sri Lanka from India. Stayed on Wadihitikanda
mountain in south of Sri Lanka. Because of his merit works, he also became as god. Ganesha especially helps to lovers to success their love life from negative
people. He is jockey god who doesnĺt punish humans. Ganesha god helps to people
who do higher education, astrology, mantra works & yantra preparing. Gana
god likes yellow flowers & light lamps from sesame oils. Ganesha god has many
nick names such as Ayyanayaka, Pulleyar, Ganapathi, etc...
Iswara God : People can
get help for solve money problems, job problems & success in house hold
properties from Iswara god. Iswara god also called as Shiva God in heaven.
His past life, he was father of Sakanda Kumara and also had mind power
which can help to poor people. Iswara became god cause of his virtuous on
helping to old women, pregnant women and mothers as his own mother. Iswara
god helps to people who do yoga, kundalani meditation, light reading,
mantra & yantra sciences. Iswara god likes white pichcha or jasmine flowers
as his deva puja. Iswara god has goddess as wife, so she is called as Uma
goddess in heaven.
Maheswara God : This god was cousin brother of Iswara in his human life, also practiced
yoga & meditation. Maheswara became god cause of his merits on helping
to poor people and donating cup of bee honey to Kasapa Lord Buddha. Maheswara god take care
human world & help to good people while punish to every bad people.
If you stay as Buddhist precepts & vegetarian, Maheswara god surely help you to success
your life. From our
research, we found Maheswara god has more power than Iswara god.
He was brother of King Rawana, but virtuous than Rawana. (Rawana-Rama story is
half correct as we researched, but not all facts are true as in myth). Rawana is powerful king in Sri
Lanka who knows mantra science well. As we research Rawana had aero vehicle
called "Dadumonara" which can be controlled by power of sounds
mantras). Cause of virtuous merit works of Wibisana as prince, he was treated as god
by people. These virtuous merits of Wibisana, he became
as powerful god and now helps us. Wibisana god's ruling area and his main devala
is Kelani temple, where is near to Colombo.
Rawana God : Because King Rawana did
service to mankind as herbal physician, was written many books in
medicine and found out many technologies for mankind, then he was born
as powerful god in heaven. He helps to herbal medicine physicians and
people who involve in new technology technology.
Pattini Goddess :
Pattini goddess is another Buddhist goddess
who hopes to born in male life as Bodhisattva in her future life times.
She helps to people by truth of her power of chastity. Main devala is in
Nawagamuwa. It is true that female devil Kali Amma, is helper of Pattini
goddess. This goddess likes to earn merit from Kiriamma Dana which is
tradition in Sri Lanka. People began to boil milk when start new
auspicious task also for get attraction from Pattini goddess. But this
milk must not from animal's milk, only made from coconut or soya. She
helps to cure sicknesses and mainly protect new born babies from all evils
and sicknesses. Pattini goddess has seven middle power goddesses, who are
treating as her mothers.
Laskmi Goddess :
She stay under rules of Kataragama god, but
really help to people with matters of businesses, money, lottery winnings,
gemming & properties. In her past life she help to poor people by
giving money & free education for students, when Skanda Kumara rule in villages in Kataragama area. That
merit helped her to be goddess. But she can't give money to you while she can
only remove your obstacles when you work hard for earn money. In that
case she asks permission from Kataragama
god before help you. It is best that if you can offer jasmine & any
lotus flowers to this goddess and offer fruit pujas including Beli Fruit, Canistel (Laulu)
and Pomegranate (Delum). Ghee & Sandalwood oils are suitable for light
lamps for Laskmi Goddess.
stays under rules of God Ganesha, when she happens to help people in
matters of music, dancing, art & general education. But she can't make
learn you or give answers in exams. Only can remove your obstacles in your
education. She can help you to strong up your mind via her mind power. It
is highly advice to students with problems in education, must do
Saraswathi Puja in real devala. (Actually Laskmi and Saraswathi are same
goddess but stay in two states, when she help to people.)
Devol God : In
Kashapa Lord Buddha's time one merchant donate fire heaters to temple of
Lord Buddha where Sangha stayed in winter season. These merits were helped
him to became powerful god and look at the Sri Lanka. Firstly he became
tree based god in India then again he was born in Sri Lanka as mountain
based god. Mainly he helps for cure sicknesses, protects people from
spells, helps to herbal medicine doctors and helps to mantra related
activities. Also he look after and give punishments, to false priests and
to people who do lies on astrology, mantra yantra works and herbal
Kali Amma Goddess
she is female devil leader. In past she stayed as rude devil eating human
meats, but according to advices from Lord Buddha & Pattini goddess, now
she became good inhuman, who respect five precepts. She is helper of
Pattini goddess. Because she is good one now, in heaven she called as
Bhadhra Kali. She is only one goddess who can attract very soon. Sometimes
she help to success of mantra works too. Best way to treat her is, give
Kiriamma Dana, and then transfer merit to her as well as Pattini goddess.
Because now this goddess observes five precepts, so she don't like
killing animals for take her attraction.
Walli Amma Goddess :
One wife of the Sakanda Kumara god. Some people get help from her and ask
future predictions from this goddess in some Devala or herbal medicine
centers. This goddess helps to remove problems of ghosts or devils and
cure sickness from heavenly medicine.
Kadawara God :
Live under rules of Kataragama god. Kadawara
is cruel devil leader & have many states such as protection, punish people
when we neglect to remove Bara of Kataragama god, take spell bindings,
etc. He can consider as real devil, who isn't care even Buddhism, when he
trouble to people. People want to give him oblation or Pideni, not deva
puja. Pideni must include red or dark color flowers, meat, fish, oiled
eggs, rice, curries, oiled meals, etc. But we don't recommend keep lamps
or Pideni for him in homes, gardens or your lands, because he punishes
cruel way even for your little mistakes
Bandara Devathavo :
Village leaders, herbal medical doctors, astrologers & teachers who did
merit in their human life, consider rebirth as gods called Bandara Devatha.
These bandara devatha can see as wearing white color long cloths with
matted hair. There have lot of Bandara Devatha in every village in Sri
Lanka. I.e. Kande Bandara, Sapumal Bandara, Pichchamal Bandara, etc...
: Gambara Devatha are cheaf
of bandara devatha who care each of every villages or towns in Sri Lanka. So very
villages have gambara devatha, who tells about their villages &
people in there to Gambara Siddha Suniyam god. Also gambara devatha take care Kataragama devala in their villages and
: As planet earth, other all planets also have gods & goddesses.
Among those gods each planet have main god. As example Saturn have most
powerful gods & goddesses, those gods are ruling by most powerful one main
god. He is called as Senasuru Grahaya or main god of Saturn. Rahu & Katu
are not planets hence those gods are only two powerful asura gods. These
gods can influence us with our negative or positive karma forces. Hence
these nine gods give punishments or help us in our each dasa periods. As
example in Buda main dasa & Shani sub dasa period, we get attraction of
gods in Mercury & Saturn planets. These nine main gods are staying under
rules of Sri Vishnu god. When we keep pujas for planet's problems relevant
gods in particular planet can reduce such problems. But they can't 100%
remove such karma effects from us.
Lot of main gods or goddesses have their ministers (who are middle power
gods), while under those ministers have lot of low power gods who care some
certain areas. As well as low power gods, all main gods have groups of
devils or powerful hungry ghosts, who are used to give punishments to people
who do bad things. Because all god's duty is keep good in world & escape
bad. Devala/Devale or Deity Shrines (or Fane) is place, where having such low power gods such as Bumathu
Devas, devils or ghosts. Those low power gods tell
about us to their ministers. Lot of times these low power gods help to
success our onus via asking help from their ministers
gods. As a example Kataragama god's minister
god separate lot of low power gods to every
Kataragama Devala in Sri Lanka & worldwide.
People give fruit's & flower's smells to gods.
Because some gods are staying by taking such smells, colors & lights as meals. In
Sutra Pitakaya there have groups of sutras called Gandabbakaika Sanyuttaya,
which are discussed about these kind of god by Lord Buddha. To do right
blessing ceremony or Deva
Puja (offering to gods), firstly we need to clean four trays and take new oil lamps
(about one to nine). Then you need to make
those four trays as below :
First tray must keep spread herbal
leaves, nine fruits with small stick of sugar cane, king coconut fruit & seven sweet meals.
As herbal leaves can take betel leaves. Here fruits must not cut, eaten
by insects or animal, dirty or too much young & old. Sweet meals must make in house, must not eat before keep in gods.
Normally we use
"small stick of sugar cane, pineapple, bananas & mangoes" as essential fruits for deva puja.
Second tray must keep spread herbal
leaves, nine verities of flowers and lighted incense sticks. Flowers which are keep
to gods must not big and dark red color. But as water flowers, we can keep
Third tray must keep spread
seven herbal leaves, seven coins & lighted seven camphor coins on shaded coconut fruit. Here
coins only for represent money, you no need to keep big money. After this
puja, you donate these coins to Buddhist temple.
Lighted seven oil lamps in
forth tray, normally oils from - sandalwood, king coconuts or
coconuts. Oil for deity lamps must not include animal oils.
People who can't make such big puja can
make small puja from steel tray with spread betel leaves, five fruits,
three sweet meals, white flowers, lighted incense sticks and lighted
on shaded coconut fruit.
It is good, you use
steel, brass or golden tray. This tray must only used for keep puja for
gods. You need to consult good Astrologer for doing correct deva puja,
Because according to your problem and also different gods like different
type of leaves, odors, flowers, fruits, oils, meals & smells. After keeping these
trays into place of god or Devala, we can request their attractions.
Because gods are like to neat & clean environments, hence we need to
choose clean place for do deva puja. Every devala have priest, who help to do
deva puja. He is scared to be vegetarian and know well about god in his
devala. You can consult priest in devala for keep this deva puja. But also you
can keep such puja in devala or near the Bodhi tree by your hand then
request to take your puja. As you can
understand this puja are not eaten by gods but they only use it's smells,
colors or light &
only for make happy their minds. After one hour since puja, you &
your family members can eat fruits & sweet meals or give to another
family, otherwise give to birds. Lot of times, these stuffs have
blessing of gods which can make healthy your mind & body.
Keeping Of Bara
Some people keep agreement or onus with gods, it is called as Bara. This
is doing via tired
coin twisted from new white cloth in devala or near tree. This coin is called as Padura.
This coin must wash from mixer of lime juice with turmeric &
cloth can be white & newly brought one. It is advised that all people want to remove Bara by give some help to
devala after god helped to you. Otherwise some gods try to give big punishments to us, till we remove Bara. These
penalties are called as Deva Dosha. You
no need to keep big agreement with gods what you can't do, gods hoped little puja
such as fruit, flowers, oil lamp, candle light, etc as respect.
If you live in another country, you can do same deva puja
in Hindu temple or devala in those countries. But it is not good do deva
puja in garden or outside of homes cause some ghosts and devils hunter those smells. They
give new problems. You can arrange deva puja little bit
below the Buddha worshiping place or puja room. In that case use below steps :
- Take photo of your liked
god and keep it little bit below to Lord Buddha statue, on table with
- Firstly keep flowers,
light oil lamp & light incense sticks to triple gem in Buddha worshiping place.
Worship Lord Buddha by saying verses or your owner way.
Then chant parittas of Karaniyametta sutra,
Ratana sutra and Maha Mangala sutra.
- Then observe five
- Then remember your
merit activities about little time.
- Then light another oil lamp
for god in front of god's photo. Oils must be coconut oil or non-animal
- Offer lighting oil lamp
and then transfer merits what you recalled to god such as "I did these
good deeds, so my dear god (or name of the god), now I give same
meritorious energies to you also...".
- Then ask help from gods
by keep a bara via mental requesting.
- After that day, you no need to
light lamp for god every days.
- Gods will saw you some
omen (sometime in dream) related to your request within 14 days.
- You can goto light reading place to
confirm that god was accepted your requesting...
Are god's can tell our future?
Lot of gods can tell about our future from their mind power. But some
hungry ghosts & devils mislead us from devala by saying truth about past
but say lies about future. Because ghosts & devils can't say about our
future more correct way as gods. Therefore you must be careful when you go to
ask future predictions from some devalas. It is good to determine firstly that devala having god or ghost by talking with main priests of
that devala. Gods
don't like to waste money, but ghosts are tried to collect money from
people who come to devala. Then give that money to priests, because they
are past lives relation of those priests. But gods don't like to do that
kind of misleading things.
In sinhala these kind of future predictions or prophesies are called as
Sattara. Gods, devils, naga and ghosts can read our mind by enter into our
mind images. Lot of time they can read our past lives through our mind. It
is ESP power which they have. Then they determine what kind of things happen in
future through our karmic forces. Lot of times naga, ghosts & devils hunt
our body to read our mind. This is called as trance or Awasha. In trance
state, person vibrates his body or head & say what customer asked things. But
some powerful devils, naga & gods don't like to hunt human body, instead of
it they link with our mind or nervous system via telepathy & their
divine-eye. Because gods are thinking human body as dirty or uncanny. In this
case priest don't become awasha, instead of trance, he can know what telling by gods
via some objects such as oil lamp, leaves, white paper, water cup, etc.
Sometimes priests give Herbal Medicines via asking from gods, in that case before take such
medicines, ask from experienced Ayurvadic Doctor whether those medicines
are valid according to traditional Ayurvadha. So here are simple
identifications for know such devala have gods or other type of inhumans,
- Ask name of gods or
goddesses when he get awasha or trance, lot of times gods are say their
names, details of heavens, what merit they did to become god, etc. But other
inhumans get angry when we ask their details. (Those inhumans say asking those details
will help to get punishment from gods.)
- Gods or goddesses don't
like trance or hunt human body.
- Gods & goddesses are
kind but other inhumans try to fear us.
- Devala which have inhuman
(not gods), are try to take money from customers, by make fearing us such as
telling we have big spell bindings, going to die, becomes sick, etc...
- Devala must be nice &
clean for get attraction of any kind of gods.
Get helps from gods
According to our problems, these gods or goddesses are helping
to get rid from our pains or they help us to win our life goals like as below.
However gods & goddesses are not who staying for help us. If they feel
they help us. If we have big negative karma to give results then they will
stay silent. Gods can't mislead by giving pujas or by visiting shrines, cause they know every thing about us. Before
get helps from these gods you must know that whether there have Ishta
you or there have attraction of particular god or goddess. If you have, then that ishta devatha can ask help from these main gods for you as
representative. Ishta Devathas are our past life relations or friends or teachers
who became gods cause of their merits. You
can consult your astrologer for know that you have attraction of ishta
devatha. Lot of times there has especial helpings from particular gods
and goddesses. Therefore you may consult your astrologer for know that what god
is good for your
problems. However if you trust power of the particular god, you can ask
help from that god via your own mind. Here we gave some tips
for get helpings from gods :
- Gods can get your
transferred merits & then they help or bless for you. But lot of gods
don't need our merits for their living. Also lot of gods esp. in upper
heavens can do their own merits activities such as doing meditations,
asking Dharma, observing precepts, help to poor humans, etc...
- Gods give small
punishment to people who stay with good precepts, but tends to go bad path.
Also some gods give big punishments
when we neglect to remove bara. But gods don't punish to people
who blames, neglect or refuse existence of gods, also they don't help such
- In every fullmoon day
& poya days gods observe higher precepts, hence it is not use or good ask
for help from them in fullmoon days or visit devalas in such days. God's council normally
gather at time between 10pm to 4am in every nights, which are suit for ask
help from your most liked or respected gods & goddesses.
- Every gods can't give
every helps what you ask, every gods have their own subject &
limitations. This subjects
or skills they achieved by their merits of their past human life. Some god
have lot of skills. Also we need merits for get
help from gods, means they can't help us when we face big negative karma.
- Gods can see every things
at once, also they can go anywhere as soon as they feel. But gods & goddesses are
not all mighty or all powerful ones as we heard. Gods
precepts & wisdom are different with each other gods cause they
achieved such power from their past life merits. Sometimes gods are also facing
negative karma, when such periods comes they become somewhat powerless.
- Real look like of gods
are not same
as what you seen in images on temples, shrines or shops. Even names are same, but
gods past life stories are different from folk stories & myths
stories. When we were researching, we had seen that lot of gods & even goddesses
wear charm cloths & very small amount of gold ornaments.
you wish to get help from gods & goddesses, Always remember god's
attraction formula :
" Merits + Precepts + Tidiness + Sweet Odors + Chanting Dhamma
- When you give merits to gods, always
wish for increase their : lifetime, complexion, luxury, power and
wisdom. Specially bodhisattva gods are liking to take wishes for their