NKAR Travels & Tours (Pvt ) Ltd. is happy to invite you on an unforgettable holiday in Sri Lanka, one of the most ancient and captivating countries in the world. If you are an avid traveller with a passion for unique cultures, breathtaking landscapes and palm fringed beaches, Sri Lanka holidays offer all this and more. Changes of landscape, climate and terrain every 2.5 hours drive is truly amazing, making for a remarkable tropical escape. Travel around this beautiful country at ease with special travel packages as the friendly and professional hosts of Nkar Tours will introduce you to the unmatched charm of this island in the Indian Ocean, a truly awe-inspiring destination.
Kataragama hums with activity at the time of pujas (offerings or prayers). Devotees laden with offerings move lightly, barefoot, up the temple steps. From inside comes the sharp sound of breaking coconuts as worshippers begin their devotions. It’s just after six in the evening, not long now to the evening puja. A queue snakes round the shrine’s inner walls; the people stand patiently, clutching plates heaped with fruit and flowers and decorated with brilliant red garlands made only for Skanda, son of Shiva and the god of war and wisdom, for whom the main shrine in Kataragama is dedicated. It is said that Skanda rested on the mountain at Kataragama after defeating an army of demons.
”Thousands of devotees annually walk down the east coast to the Kataragama Esala festival.”