Kataragama

Kataragama

Kataragama situated in the southern extremity of Uva, dedicated to God Skanda, venerated by Buddhists and Hindus. It is 228km south of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Katharagama is famous for the Hindu Shrine (Devale) and Dageba (Buddhist Pagoda – Kirivehera). Lord Buddha and his third and the last visit to Sri Lanka were believed to have met the King Mahasena who ruled over the Katharagama area in B.C.580

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