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The most remarkable event that took at the visit of the Buddha was the presence of the god Sumana Saman, the guardian god of Sri Pada who attained the state of Sothappanna after listening to the preachings of Lord Buddha.
In accordance with the ancient chronicles, the Buddha had handed over, the god Sumana Samana a hair relic when he begged Thathgatha to give something to worship on his first visit to the island.
Various religious practices will take place in several Viharas and temples across the island today, in line with Duruthu full moon Poya day.