A spectacular shrine dedicated to the most power full Skanda-Murukan the god of war also known as Kataragama-Devio carries venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE. The general vicinity of Kataragama has yielded evidence of human habitation at least 125,000 years ago. It houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa that holds an upstanding place in Sri Lankan culture. Being a township with exuberant Sri Lankan culture, surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka, it is a one place that a visit worths a million.