KANDY ESALA PERAHERA                  

  It is believed the Kandy Perahera has its origin with   the   arrival  of Prince Danta and Princess Hemamala, the son-in-  law   and  daughter of King Guhasiva of Kalinga, India to Sri   Lanka   during  the reign of King Kirthisiri Meghawanna (305-331   AD).   Following the decree of King Kirthisiri Meghawanna that   the   Relic be taken round the city of Anuradhapura once a year,   the   Esala Perehera pageant had been followed by the   succession   of  kings, though with interruptions caused by the   foreign   invasions. The most revealing narration on the Esala   Perehera   is found in the book written by the Chinese pilgrim   Fa Hien   who visited Sri Lanka in the 5th century A.D. The   intermittent   invasions by the Dravidian kingdoms in the   southern Sri Lanka   was to result in the shifting of the seat of   the kingdom from   Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa, then to   Dambadeniya and   other cities. In each retreat, a new temple   of tooth was built   to  enshrine Sacred Tooth Relic. Finally,   since the shift of the   capital to Kandy, the Sacred Tooth Relic   has been undisturbed.   Today the Temple of the Tooth at   Kandy houses the Sacred   Tooth Relic of Buddha and naturally   it has been there that the   annual Kandy Esala Perehera   Pageant is held in every year.

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  The Kataragama festival is a major Festival during the month of   Esala, July-August. Kataragama is a jungle shrine dedicated to   god Skanda and is popular pilgrim center for Buddhists and   Hindus where devotees flock year out. During the festival Fire   walking on the dawn and the grand perahara are some of its   highlights. 

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  Arugam Bay is one of the World TOP 10 surf points Located near   by 320 km from Colombo, Some 60km due east from   Monaragala. Also Arugam Bay's proximity to Lahugala National   Park & Yala East National Park makes it a unique surfing beach.   Arugam Bay is a pristine sandy beach of stunning natural   beauty. It is a well lined up right hand point break, generating a   clean peeling glassy wave that barrels a surfer a 400m ride right   through to the inside




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  Adam's Peak (also Adam's Mount; Sinhalese Samanalakanda -   සමනළ කන්ද "butterfly mountain", Tamil Sivanolipatha Malai -   சிவனொலி பாதமலை), is a 2,243 metres (7,359 ft) tall   conicalmountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known   for the   Sri Pada "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m rock formation near   the   summit, in Buddhist tradition held to be the footprint of   the   Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva, in Christian   tradition      that of St. Thomas, and in Muslim tradition that of   Adam. Sri   Pada is revered as a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus,   Muslims   and Christians. It has specific qualities that cause it to   stand out   and be noticed; including its dominant and   outstanding profile,   and the boulder at the peak that contains   an indentation resembling a footprint.

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