. Kataragama
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Kataragama a popular pilgrimage destination frequented by adherents of all religions in Sri Lanka. The main shrine devoted to Skanda popularly described in eulogies as God having six faces and twelve arms whose assistance is sought for worldly gain. The history of the shrine dates back to 2 century BC. The annual procession held in July or August is the main event of the shrine with fire walkers and Kawadi dancers. Offering to the got are made at 4.30am 10.30am and 6.30pm daily.

Kataragama has a network of hotels, guest houses as well as free pilgrim rests.

 
To and From Kataragama
Distance to Major Destinations Km
Colombo 238
Ratnapura 124
Galle 124
Monaragala 113
Hambanthota 23

 

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