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Kataragama

Sacred Grounds

“Kataragama” is one of South Asia’s most significant multi-religious places of worship, with more than 2,500 years of written history.

Kataragama is a holy place sanctified by the touch of Lord Buddha’s feet and where Kataragama Divine King is alive, and which is immensely respected by Rajaraja Mahamatyadin and Hudi people led by Dutugemunu Maharaja.

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Daily Offerings

Daily offerings at the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya are held to date according to the decrees of King Dutugemunu.
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Participate in daily activities, Poya Day programs, and annual festivals of the temple.
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Become a donor by contributing to annual festivals and special projects conducted by the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Dewalaya.
Religious Practices

Daily Offerings, Special Rituals,
and Festivals

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Upcoming Events And
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Dakshina:
Yoga’s Practice of “Giving Back”

Dakshina is an ancient tradition of those who practice yoga, and it is a display of generosity – a private contribution to the financial support of the teacher and their teachings.

When we experience a pure inner impulse caused by a higher purpose to help others, to express our unconditional gratefulness, it is called Dakshina. We are being guided by our feelings, and, in this case, the amount we give is irrelevant as long as we gain our own true Self.

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