The archaeological and historical heritage of The Kataragama Perahera

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The Kataragama Perahera

Perahera Location : Katharagama

Perahera type : Maha Devala 

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History of Perahera  :Katharagama’s main temple of the Maha Devala is dedicated to the Hindu God of War, Skanda. Said to have six heads, twelve arms, twenty names and-two wives, Skanda is also ardently worshipped by Buddhists as the Katharagama Deviyo. Alongside are shrines dedicated to the deities Ganesha, Vishnu, to the goddesses Kali and Pattini and to Katharagama’s two consorts Valli Amman and Thevani Amman.

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  • Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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