"Kiri Vehera" is a Buddhist stupa located in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. "Kiri" means milk and “Vehera” means hemispherical Buddhist stupa or pagoda in English.

 

 It's one of the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in the country and is believed to date back to the 3rd century BC. The stupa is significant to Buddhists as it is said to contain a relic of the Buddha's hair.

 

The site is frequented by pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka, especially during the annual Esala Perahera festival, where the relic casket is paraded through the streets of Kataragama. The stupa itself is an impressive architectural structure, surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere conducive to meditation and worship.

 

As with many religious sites, it's important to dress modestly out of respect for the religious significance of the place. This typically means covering your shoulders and knees.