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Sripada Range

Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Sripada Range is situated in the Central Highlands which have High Bio-diversity and Endemic Flora and Fauna.Considering these most outstanding values, UNESCO declared the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka including Sri Pada is a world hetage site, in 2010. Not only its’ outstanding natural heritage values, it has also, cultural values by way of myths, beliefs, rituals and pilgrimage. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most important religious pilgrim routes. To Buddists, Sri Pada (sacred foot print) is the place where the Lord Buddha placed his last foot print on the top of the mountain where there is now, a temple. The pilgrim period starts from Unduvap full moon poya day to Wesak full moon poya day. Seetha Gangula, Idikatupahana, Mahagiridamba and Lihinipola are the places to visit when on pilgimage to Sri Pada.

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