Kataragama, A place of extreme devotion & faith

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Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa
Photos : Nisal Baduge

For Sri Lankans, visiting Kataragama is an annual ritual of faith. Others visit Kataragama before or after any important event in their lives.

God Kataragama or Skanda Kumara is worshipped by thousands of Buddhists and Hindu devotees every day. He is said to be the guardian deity of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Annually thousands of devotees flock to Kataragama to pay homage to God Skanda and receive his blessings for anything of importance that they’re doing or about to initiate. Kataragama Deviyo is believed to have resided on the top of the mountain called Wedahiti Kanda, just outside the Kataragama town. Some legends say that God Kataragama originally lived in the Mount Kailash in the Himalayas and later moved to Sri Lanka with his consort Thevani. Once settled in Kataragama he is said to have fallen in love with Valli, a beautiful princess raised by the indigenous Veddha community.

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