Lord Murugan devotion and rock temples in the Eastern province

Uganthai or Okanda rock temple
Thaanthaa malai
Velodu Malai Murugan Kovil
Kusalanamalai Kumaran Temple

Lord Murugan, also known as Katharagama deviyo is a Hindu deity that is widely known as the youthful god of war.  Owing to the attributes relating to war, destruction of evil spirits and all, lord Murugan is featured with weapons, dressed in an ancient war attire in most temples. There is also a significant feature that Lord Murugan presents him self standing near or siting on a peacock, a rooster, and a snake sometimes. Some of the famous Lord Murugan temples in the East are in rocky lands.