Archaeology » Heritage sites» Katharagama

Sri Lanka

Year of Research
2500 years ago

  • In the deep south of Sri Lanka,it is a fast growing township.But in earliest days it was only a small village.
  • It is one of the 16 principal places of Buddhist Pilgrimage to be inspected.According to the great chronicle of Sri Lankan history,it is famous for the Hindu Shrine and Dageba.
  • In B.C.580,Lord Buddha with his third and the last visit to Sri Lanka were believed to have met the King Mahasena who ruled over the Katharagama area.
  • Thus the Sri Lankans trust that Katharagama was sanctified by Lord Buddha.