Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sights near Kirivehera, Katharagama, Sri Lanka.

Statue dedicated to King Dutagamini.
There is a legend which says that King Dutugemunu requested victory in war from Skanda Deviyo at the hillock called Vedihitikanda where there was a Kovil to Lord Skanda. The Deviyo had told Gamini to shoot an arrow at the plain below. Gamini was instructed to build a Dewala for him in the spot where he found the arrow. Gamini did this and this is said to be the origin of Katharagama the sacred city, with a history going back more than 2000 years.