Padayatra, an annual foot pilgrimage

Kataragama padayatra
Ayithiyamalai padayatra

Padyatra, is a journey by foot taken by people with the same interest towards reaching a similar goal. Padayatras being spoken here are followed as an annual custom by devotees towards famous shrines. Most common Padayatras of Eastern province are taken to Kataragama and the sacred Shrine of the Lady of Perpetual help. These devotees follow a common track to reach these temples and this custom is undertaken during a given period of time, every year. .