Kataragama Travel Guide

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The Home for God Sri Skanda ( Kataragama Deviyo), Kataragama is mainly known for the Katargama Devalya arguably the most venerated Devalaya ( Temple for Gods) in the Country. With crowds in 100s of thousands, the queue to enter the Devalaya at times stretches for Kilometers.

Located in the UVA province, Kataragama is about 225 km from and can be reached via the following route : Colombo : Rathnapura : Udawalawe : Tissa : Kataragama. Thronged by devotees who seek the blessings of lord Sri Skanda or return to fulfill vows, this is a city which is constantly active be it a holiday or not. A few star class hotels are located in close proximity but inns are the preferred choice of stay in this city. The city is Adorne supplying necessities required to carry out the Poojas ( rituals).

The annual pagent of the Kataragma Devalya is held during the month of Esela ( August) , where God Sri Skanda is paraded in the Kataragama Temple giving and opportunity for devotees to pay respect and evoke blessings.

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