Sin: තන්තිරිමලේ tantirimalē – Tam: தந்திரிமலை tantirimalai
‘Tantra Rock’ NCP, Sri Lanka.
From Tam: tantiri, ‘(tantric) priest’; and malai, ‘hill, mountain, rock’.
Tantirimalai is now a 200 acre archaeological site with caves, drawings, inscriptions and a Bodhigara (Bodhi tree temple) dating back to the 1stC.
The building complex and terracotta statues indicate that this may have been a Tantric place of worship in the 8th-10thC.
The name Tantirimalai itself may denote the rock where Tantric priests lived.