Kataragama padayatra and Muruga devotion

Verugal Murugan temple
Mamangam temple

“Kataragama'', is a famous temple of Lord Muruga celebrated by Sri Lankans from around the country. Owing to its annual festival, thousands of pilgrims go walking to reach this temple. These favours are mostly bound by a promise to be repaid. These Pilgrims travel in groups every year packing along dry ration and a few sets of simple clothing essentials considering their long journey passing thick jungles, hard roads and water bodies. They start their journey in advance before the beginning of the annual festival at kataragama  temple and reach the temple closer to the beginning. This hard journey takes like more than a month depending on their starting point. Following are some of the famous halting points of  these pilgrims.