Kataragama Devale, or god Kataragama temple was constructed in the 17th century in honor of the king Vimaladharma, who had won a battle against the Portuguese. It is one of the temples of Badulla, and is on Lower Street. Before entering the temple, you have to take your shoes off, cover your shoulders and knees, and wash your hands with water. It is the 1st time I had to do that, but a man told us how. inside there is a shrine dedicated to the Hindu god Kataragama, the Buddhists also revere it. The temple has a lovely wood construction and is famous for its murals outside the temple.