Ruhunu Kataragama

Shiva Temple

This Ishwara or Shiva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered as the father of God in Kataragama, is built next to Menik Ganga. According to the information of Tevani Amma, Muthulinga Sami, who came to Kataragama in search of Lord Kataragama, lived a yogic life in the present Shiva temple site and after his death, the body was also buried there. The Maha Shiva Ratri Pooja held here is also a highly respected festival by the devotees.