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Madhu Church

Madhu festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in Sri Lanka today. It was first started on 2nd July 1870. It is said that it was started by the then Catholic Bishop of Jaffna. But at that time there was no Madhu Church as we see today. It is said that there was a temporary church. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1876. It was presided over by Christopher Benjian Bishop of Mannar. The Madhu festival, which started in July, has since been extended to August.

Some say that there is evidence that there used to be a Pattini Devalaya on the site of this Madhu church. The beautiful church building we see today was built in 1944 during World War II. The church was consecrated and consecrated on 25th June 1944 by Ven. Giyomor Thero. The Madhu festival lasts for a week. Every year on the 15th of August, the Madhu church grounds are filled with devotees. Devotees come to the Madhu pilgrimage with their families or groups from the village itself. There is no shortage of pilgrims seeking help from the Madhu Mothers. Believers also believe that this church has a great miracle.

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