Discover Kataragama Sri Lanka

The most sacred place in Sri Lanka, this site welcomes Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims who come to pray and offer their gifts from July to August. The god Skanda is venerated by these three religions. The god lies in the Maha Devale sanctuary.

  • Kataragama , Kataragama, Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
    Kataragama, Sri Lanka

    The ancient sanctuary of Maha Devale is a sacred site for Hindus and Muslims as well as for Buddhists

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  • Kataragama , Sri Lanka
    The Kataragama Temple

    There is an Islamic mosque inside the temple. Followers of both religions cohabitate in harmony, moved by the same fervour for their respective gods.

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  • Kataragama , Sri Lanka
    Rapid development

    Although it was once just a small medieval village, Kataragema has now grown quite large in size.

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