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Kataragama

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Kataragama
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Kataragama is the epitome of ecumenicalism and a pilgrimage site for all religions. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians gather to worship Kataragama, the protective god of the Sinhalese. The festival is celebrated in June-July, when the town is literally invaded by stalls and stands selling religious artefacts. Massive offerings, mainly of fruit, take place three times a day (except on Sunday).