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The Historical way to Buttala - Katharagama ( Kataragama )-පරණ පාරක් දැන යමු කතරගම

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Whatever is your religion, you might have gone to Katharagama at least once in your life. But the route which took you there might be either the road through Hambanthota or the road through Ambilipitiya. But there is another path which leads to Kathragama though it is not much popular during recent times. That is the Buttala – Sellakatharagama road which begins from Badalkumbura.

Long ago this route has been the most famous route to Katharagama. But later this route has been abandoned, which became quite unpopular. But when the Gammudawa construction work was done this road was developed to a certain extent. Yet it is not very famous. May be that is why the evidence of the travelers in the past, still remains there. At that time the consumers of this road might have travelled either by foot or cart, which were the popular means of travelling at that time.

Once you get Badalkumbura you can reach this track which has a length of 20 km. This road has fallen mostly parallel to the Manick stream though it moves away at certain places.

There are a number of places where our ancestors have rested on their way to Katharagama. Madama is one such a place where a wayside rest (Ambalama) has been situated. Waanemangkada, Thimbulketiya, Galge, Bhaay Lindha, Galkema are few other such places which are worth mentioning. Walliamman Aru, a place that we meet on our way is another place which should be mentioned. According to folk tales Walli Matha had swung on a swing at that place. Though this route has a history as well as a story unknown as that, it has been abandoned unfortunately.
This might be a great experience if you intend to follow the footprints of our ancestors.
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-Dilan Dharshana-
කතරගම වන්දනාවේ යන උදවියගේ ජනපි‍්‍රයම කැලෑ පාර වන්නේ පොතුවිල්, ඔකඳ පානම හරහා යාල උද්‍යානය ඔස්සේ වැටී ඇති මාවත වේ. එහෙත් බඩල් කුඹුරෙන් ඇරඹී බුත්තල, පැලවත්ත හරහා සුන්දර මැණික් ගග ඉවුර දිගේ කුඹුක් ගස්, මාර ගස්, වැලි තලාවන් පසුකර සෙල්ලකතරගම දක්වා කිලෝ මීටර් 20ක් පමණ වන අප සංචාරය ඔස්සේ ඔබට නැවත මතුකර දෙන්නෙමු. දැනටත් තැනින් තැන හමුවන මේ පාරේ ශේෂයන් අතර කිඹුල්කැටිය මඩම, වානේ මංකඩ, හැඳි කෙම, ගල් ගේ, බායිගෙ ළිඳ, වැනි සංධිස්ථාන මේ පාරේ චමත්කාරය පිළිබඳව අපට සේයාවන් සපයයි. හැත්තෑවේ සමගි පෙරමුණ ආණ්ඩුව විසින් බුත්තලම - කතරගම නව පාර කැපීමත්, කතරගම ගම්මුදාවට මෙම පාර අලුත්වැඩියා කිරීමත් නිසා ඌවේ සහ ඒ අවට අපේ පැරැණ්නෝ කරත්තවල නැග නැතිනම් දෙපයේ පිහිටෙන් හරෝ හරා කියමින් ගිය මේ අතීත මාවත කාලයේ වැලි තලාවට යටවී ගියේය. නැවත එය මතුකර ගැනීමට අපට හැකීවීම අප ලද භාග්‍යයකි. ඔබත් අප ගිය මේ පාරේ කතරගම යන්න. ඒ සඳහා හේන නිවාඩු නිකේතනය ඔබට මග පෙන්වාවි. 0772990299

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