|Kartikeya - Ganpati - Maa Parvati|
Lord Kataragama is Karktikeya who presides over the Kataragama Devalaya which is dear to the Hindus and Buddhists of Sri Lanka. While the Buddhist honor Kataragama as the protector of the Buddha's dhamma in the land, the Hindus honor the Lord as the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.
The temple complex is a fast-growing city which remains surrounded by a thick jungle. The main festival at the temple is celebrated in July and August every year. A Yantra representing Lord Kartikeya is taken in a procession for all to adore and worship. Devotees walk on fire as a ritual, peirce their bodies and carry kavadis.
May all-powerful Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva, bless all with strength of resolve and faith! Jai Baba Swaminath! Om Namah Shivai!
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