Kataragama Temple

Kataragama Temple

Places to see in Sri Lanka Kataragama Temple

Places to see in Sri Lanka Kataragama Temple

Kataragama Temple is an important shrine for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is dedicated to deity with six faces and twelve hands, who is known as Skanda-Murukan or Subrahmanya among Hindus.
Sinhalese Buddhists believe that Kataragama Deviyo is a guardian deity of Buddhist who helps his followers who are in need.
Please remember to wear appropriate clothing for temple visits (shoulders and legs covered), and bring socks, the ground might be very hot and You will be leaving Your shoes outside.

Kataragama

Kataragama

Places to see in Sri Lanka Kataragama Temple

Kataragama Sri Lanka

Sheltered in the foothills, 15 km northeast of Tissa, is Kataragama.

A compelling mix of pomp and procession, piety and religious extravagance, this most holy of towns is a shot of oriental thrills at the end of an island-wide pilgrimage.
Along with Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), this is the most important religious pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka and is a holy place for Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus alike.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Places to see in Sri Lanka Kandy Temple of the Sacred tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred tooth Relic Kandy Sri Lanka

According to legend, Hemamala hid the relic in her hair ornament and the royal couple disguised themselves as Brahmins in order to avoid discovery. They set sail from Tamralipti, a port at the mouth of the river Ganges, and landed in Sri Lanka at the port of Lankapattana (now Ilankeiturei).

It is said that Sri Lanka was chosen as the new home for the tooth relic because the Lord Buddha had declared that his religion would be safe in Sri Lanka for 5000 years.

Please remember to wear appropriate clothing for temple visits (shoulders and legs covered), and bring socks, the ground might be very hot and You will be leaving Your shoes outside.
Temple of the Tooth is situated in Kandy.

White Water Rafting in Kitulgala

White Water Rafting in Kitulgala

Places to see in Sri Lanka Kitulgala white water rafting

Kitulgala white water rafting Sri Lanka

Kitulgala is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures.

However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting.

David Lean’s epic war film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains.

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