Sri Pada pilgrim season 2023/24 is scheduled to commence on December 26, with the dawn of the Unduvap Full Moon Poya and end on the Wesak Full Moon Poya in May 2024.

Chief Incumbent of Sri Padasthana Ven Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thera told a meeting at the Ratnapura District Secretariat on Tuesday evening (24) to take up the preliminaries of the pilgrim season.

He said the casket of Sacred Relics and the statue of the god would be taken in procession from Galpottawala Rajamaha Vihara in Pelmadulla to Sri Padastana in the early hours of December 25, the day prior to the Unduvap Full Moon Poya day.

Sri Pada season begins on Wednesday