Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya is located close to the Kataragama town. The place is dedicated to deity known as Skanda Kumar, or Katharagama Deviyo. People come from all parts of the country to worship preparing pooja vatti (fruit basket) as an offering to Skanda Kumar or Katharagama Deviyo.
Skanda Kumar or Kataragama Deviyo is believed to protect oneself from any harm. It is believed that the offerings protect the person from harm.
The Bodhi tree in the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya is another sacred sighting. The Bodhi tree is one of the eight saplings of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi found in Anuradhapura.