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The most important shrine, Maha Devale , features the lance of the six-faced, 12-armed Hindu war god, Murugan (Skanda), who is seen as identical to the Kataragama Deviyo. Followers make offerings at daily puja at 4...
This is the most important shrine. It contains the lance of the six-faced, 12-armed Hindu war god, Murugan (Skanda), who is seen as identical to the Kataragama Deviyo. Followers make offerings at daily puja at 4...
Named for its patron, the gift-bearing Sri Lankan president, this studio located halfway between Tissa and Kataragama is only mentioned because some drivers and tours will suggest you visit...
This archaeological museum inside the complex has a collection of Hindu and Buddhist religious items, as well as huge fibreglass replicas of statues from around Sri Lanka...
In July and August, the predominantly Hindu Kataragama festival draws thousands of devotees who make the pilgrimage (The Long Walk to Kataragama) over a two-week period.
The Muslim area near the river features this beautiful mosque with coloured tile work and wooden lintels, and tombs of two holy men.
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