A sacred pilgrimage town revered by Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people, with an Islamic Mosque within its temple complex.
Kataragama is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity “Kataragama deviyo” and Hindu War God Kathirkamam. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people. As such, the Kataragama festival (middle of each year) is visited by the rich, poor, and all religions alike. It is a spectacle of sound, light, faith and fervour Guests can visit Kataragama at any time of the year and are accompanied by WCL personnel, who will guide and provide a narrative on the layout, the history, customs and practices.