God Kataragama is also known as Skanda of Kanda Kumara or Murugan. The main devale is dedicated to Kanda Kumara. Various other deavles have been constructed in the same premises recently. They are muruga temple, Gana Devale, Vishnu Devale and Suniyam Devale.
There are different stories of old, connected with god Kataragama. Goddess Uma had two children. The elder one was Ganesh or Ganadevi, the younger one was Kanda Kumara, or God Kataragama. Out of the two, Ganesh was intelligent, therefore he was known as God of Wisdom. One day a fruit fell from the mango tree in front Uma