The remote town of Kataragama is one of the most venerated religious sites in Sri Lanka, and its annual festival during the month Esala (July-August) is a true feast for the senses. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Veddas gather there in thousands either to fulfill their vows or to seek knowledge and guidance from Lord of Kataragama.
Watch devoted Hindus walk over hot coals, pierce their skin with hooks, break coconuts to begin their devotions and other bit “morbidly” fascinating rituals. The highlight of the event is the evening procession, which is conducted in almost complete silence..
Keep this event in mind.