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Text Pix & Map by Mahil Wijesinghe

The devotees offer Pooja Vatti (baskets) with fruits and sweetmeats to God Skanda at Kebilitta shrin
The Kataragama Esala Festival, set around the historic Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya in the deep south of Sri Lanka, begins this week with much reverence. An awe-inspiring annual ritual, which has been held for centuries, the festival draws thousands of devotees from various ethnicities who pay reverence to God Kataragama, the deity with six faces and 12 hands, mounted...
2019-07-13 18:30:00
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