Kataragama Puja

Kataragama pujaQuite the scene even on an off day. Three times daily pujas. And outside young men dancing widely for hours to a few drums. And apparently without any special fuels such as alcohol. Kataragama is one of the two top pilgrimage sites in Sri Lanka, the other being Adam’s Peak. In a big park like setting houses of worship for all religions and sometimes hard to tell if a facility is Buddhist or Hindu.

People are bringing offerings to a Buddhist temple and receiving a tika and other blessings. We’re now in Colombo and we were in Kataragama about a week ago.

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