In early 1971 while studying Buddhism in Ceylon as it was then called, I encountered this anomaly called Kataragama where folks of three major religions celebrate a 16-day festival side-by-side, each appreciating the sacred place in their own unique way. It must have worked some attraction upon me, for the following year I was determined and foolhardy enough to join the veteran foot pilgrims from Jaffna who brave two months and several hundred miles of scorching hot roads - barefoot, of course -- to walk in the annual Kataragama Pada Yatra down the entirety of the island’s east coast in those days of relative peace and tranquility.
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