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Kataragama Temple, Kataragama

(4.2/5 based on 220 reviews on the web)
Rich in history, Kataragama Temple stands on ground that has been considered hallowed for around 2,500 years--said to have been consecrated by Gautama Buddha himself. The site ranks among the few revered by a multitude of religions, including Buddhists, Hindus, Moors, and Veddas. Tour the collection of humble stone shrines, which remain as originally constructed. Look for the shrine devoted to Skanda-Murugan, containing a drawing of the deity's capabilities, and the tree said to have grown from a sapling of the revered Anuradhapura Bo tree. Be prepared of a bit of a walk to the temples, as vehicles cannot approach beyond the gate. You'll need to take off your shoes, so bring socks to protect your feet from the hot ground. Plan to visit Kataragama Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kataragama attractions using our Kataragama vacation route planner.
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  • We went to this temple with lot of expectation. Our driver/guide parked the car on the side road leading to the Buddist stypa. From there it about 10 minutes walk to the Hindu Murugan Temple. The temp...  more »
  • One of the ancient hindu temple in Sri Lanka.. Of Lord Muruga's There is Buddhist temple also.. Lot of historical places are around. 
  • Passed for case was one of the unforgettable experiences of Sri lanka a real time lived by the faithful--who invite you to take The hundreds of people who pray, eat, sleep etc etc I think it's the street view for Yala.
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