Ramayana Sites in Sri Lanka

Ramayana Sites in Sri Lanka

 Ashok Vatika

Hanuman Encounters Sita in Ashok Vatika, bazaar craftsmanship, mid 1900's.

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Ashok Vatika was a patio nursery in Lanka, that was situated in the Kingdom of the Rakshasa ruler, Ravana, as referenced in the Vishnu Purana and Hindu epic, Ramayana of Valmiki, and every single ensuing adaptation, including the Ramacharitamanas composed by Tulsidas, where it discovers notice in the Sundar Kand. The Vatika has garden houses around it, worked by Vishwakarma himself  

 

It was, where Sita, the spouse of Rama was held hostage by Ravana, after her kidnapping, likewise on the grounds that she wouldn't remain in Ravana's royal residence, and wanted to remain under the Ashoka tree, subsequently the name. It was here that Ravana's significant other Mandodari came to meet her and furthermore where Hanuman met her out of the blue, and distinguished himself with the finger ring of Rama.

 Ashoka tree (Saraca asoca) regularly known as Sita-Ashok attributable to its association with the Ramayana

 Sita remained at Ashokat Vatika, till the finish of the epic fight among Rama and Ravana, which brought about the pulverization of Ravana himself and the majority of this tribe. A significant part of the Ashoka Vatika was crushed by Hanuman, when he originally visited Lanka, looking for Sita. Likewise annihilated was the Pramda Van at the focal point of the Ashok Vatika.

 Hindu Temple called "Seetha Kovil" (Hanuman Kovil) at Seeta Eliya town, near Hakgala Botanical Garden

 Its present area is accepted to be the Hakgala Botanical Garden, the zone is known as Seetha Eliya, near the retreat city of Nuwara Eliya. The Garden is arranged at the base of the Hakgala Rock frames, has Sita Pokuna, a desolate region on the Hakgala Rock Jungle, where Sita was as far as anyone knows held hostage, the Sita Amman Temple is situated here. Other associated site is where Sita washed in a stream at Sita Eliya, called Sita Jharna. The site has pulled in media enthusiasm inferable from its association with Hindu religious philosophy, in the ongoing years.

 Nuwara Eliya, district of the Ashoka Vatika

 Gayatri Pitam in Nuwara Eliya

 Gayathri Pitam, additionally spelled Gayaththri Peedam, inside Nuwara Eliya town is the most importantly sanctuary worked for Gayathri Amman in Sri Lanka, Gayatri being a part of Saraswati and the Universal Mother. The sanctuary was established by the Gayathri Siddhar Swami Murusegu. The Shiva Lingam for this Tamil sanctuary was brought from the Holy River Narmada. Gayathri Pitam is said to be the spot from where King Ravana's child Meghanath satisfied Lord Shiva with atonement and adore and thusly was conceded very common powers by the strong god.

 Sita Amman Temple and Ashoka Vatika in Sita Eliya

 The Sita Amman Temple, found somewhere between the good country town Sita Eliya and the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, has turned into the most worshiped of all Ramayana Trail locales in Sri Lanka, on the grounds that it is accepted to be where Sita invested the greater part of the energy amid her bondage on the island of Lanka. After she would not remain in Ravana's brilliant castle she was exchanged to Ashoka Vatika or Ashoka Vana where she lived under Ashoka trees. It was here that Ravana's better half Mandodari visited her and that Hanuman met her out of the blue, recognizing himself with the finger ring of Rama. Sita is said to have washed in the adjacent stream. There are wonderful gaps in the stones at the waterway bank accepted to be impressions of Lord Hamunan.

 Hakgala with Botanical Gardens

 Hakgala shake surmounts the Hakgala Botanical patio nurseries, just a couple of kilometers from the Ashoka Vatika. It is here and there informed that Hakgala shake is one of the bits of the Himalayas that tumbled down when Hanuman conveyed Mount Dronagiri to Lanka. Be that as it may, for the most part the Ramayana Trail recognizes just 5 different places as beginning from these occasions, viz. Rumassala close Galle, Dolukanda in Hiripitiya, Ritigala close Habarana, Thalladi near Mannar, and Kachchativu island.DivurumpolaDivurumpola is said to be where Sita experienced the celebrated flame trial Agni Pariksha, so as to demonstrate her purity. From the flares emerged the flame god Agni who was conjured by Sita. He lifted her from the flares safe and displayed her to Lord Rama who clarified this test was just important to demonstrate reality of her virtue and guiltlessness to every other person, as he himself never questioned Sita's devotion. Divurumpola is said to have been the area of this scene, in light of the fact that the Sinhalese name implies a 'commercial center of vow'. Today the sanctuary is regarded as an appropriate spot for vows that will be useful settling question between gatherings.

 Divurumpola spot of Agni Pariksha

 Divurumpola is said to be where Sita experienced the popular flame difficulty Agni Pariksha, so as to demonstrate her virtuousness. From the blazes emerged the flame god Agni who was summoned by Sita. He lifted her from the flares safe and introduced her to Lord Rama who clarified this test was just important to demonstrate reality of her immaculateness and blamelessness to every other person, as he himself never questioned Sita's loyalty. Divurumpola is said to have been the area of this scene, on the grounds that the Sinhalese name implies a 'commercial center of pledge'. Today the sanctuary is regarded as an appropriate spot for promises that will be useful settling debate between gatherings.

 Gavagala east of Nuwara Eliya

 Gavagala is found east of Nuwara Eliya at the way to Walapane. It is informed that King Ravana had his dairy ranch here. Milk was transported to the capital Lankapura from here utilizing Vimanas as airplanes. The stone columns in Gavagala show marks thrown by consistent utilization of tying ropes on them.KondagalaKondagala, otherwise called Kondakalai, is one of the numerous towns in Sri Lanka accepted to get its name from the Ramayana. When King Ravana moved Sitadevi in his chariot to Ashoka Vatika her hair got disturbed in light of the speed of the chariot. Konda kalai in tamil methods precisely this, the unsettling of hair.Mani Katthuter,

 Mani Katthuter at Labookellie tea home

 Mani Katthuter (locally otherwise called Mani Kattitheri) is a little and level shake stone over a slope having a place with Labookellie tea bequest. It is trusted that Lord Hanuman, in the wake of meeting Sitadevi, laid on this slope top on his way back to Lord Rama with the cheerful updates on discovering his missed associate. These days an open sanctuary with statues of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman remains over the outcrop. Local people visit the heavenly spot as often as possible. The slope can be seen from the mainroad between Nuwara Eliya and Kandy. This very alluring scene is accepted to be the setting of numerous Sundara Kanda scenes.

 Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple in Ramboda

 The Sri Lankan part of the Chinmaya mission trust, commited to advancing the Ramayana reasoning just as Ramayana Trail journeys specifically, has assembled a sanctuary with Hanuman as the managing god in Ramboda at the Kandy to Nuwara Eliya mainroad. There is another five meters tall stone statue of Lord Hanuman as the focal symbol adored in the sanctuary. Rama's give supporter Hanuman is accepted to have begun his looking for Sita in the encompassing slopes. Swami Chinmayananda amid his visit of Sri Lanka felt Hanuman vitality at this spot later on obtained by the Chinmaya mission. Hanuman customarily was not as well known among Sri Lankan Tamil lovers (as he undoubtedly is in India), since he crushed pieces of the island with his consuming tail. In any case, lately Hindu evangelists and nearby Tamil otherworldly pioneers started constructing holy places for venerating Hanuman in Sri Lanka, as well. The Tamil word for Ramboda, Rampadai, signifies "Rama's power", this is the reason Ramboda is trusted the zone where Rama gathered his troops.

 Sita Pokuna close Pussellawa

 The summit of the mountain by Pussallawa is where Lord Hanuman previously set his foot on Lanka. Near Pusselawa there is fruitless land parcel in the wilderness called Sita Pokuna, otherwise called Sita Tear Pond. Strikingly no vegetation with the exception of grass develops on this real estate parcel which is encompassed by thick backwoods. Sita Pokuna is one of the numerous spots accepted to have been, now and again, a dwelling place Sita amid her bondage in Lanka, specifically when Ravana exchanged her from his royal residence to Ashoka Vatika. In this way Sita Pokuna is a stopover on the supposed Chariot Path. Pokuna is a Sinhalese word for lake. Neighborhood legends tells that the lake evaporated after takeoff of Sitadevi from this site.

 Ravana Goda in Kotmale valley

 The Kotmale valley region inverse to the Ramboda slopes is somewhere else where Sita is said to have remained amid her travel from Ravana's or Mandodari's royal residence to the Ashoka Vatika. Ravana Goda is one of the caverns accepted to have a place with an underground system of passages in Ravana's kingdom. The primary cavern entrance was shut due to an avalanche in 1947. Local people trust this piece of the complex was utilized as a jail by Ravana. The cavern as of recently has not been completely investigated.

 Kandy, area of Buddhist and Hindu conventions

 Lankatilaka Buddhist sanctuary with Vibhishana place of worship

 Lankatilaka (or Lankathilaka) is the most splended of the three outstanding sanctuaries from the Gampola time frame in the fourteenth century. A charakteristic highlight of the compositional plan of this Buddhist sanctuary is its concinnity, incorporating 5 churches for Hindu divinities in a mobile around the fundamental place of worship under a similar rooftop. The revered divine beings are Vishnu in his Lankan appearance as Upulvan, Skanda as Kataragama, Saman ensuring the sacrosanct mountain Siri Pada, and Pattini, the Sinhalese rendition of the Tamil Kannaki. The fifth god is Vibhishana, Ravana's more youthful sibling, who upheld Rama and after Ravana's demise turned into his successor as lord of Lanka.

 Knuckles Range, locale of the Battle of Lanka

 Rattota in Matale District

 Rattota east of Matale is the entryway to the Riverston pass, in some cases called Sri Lanka's second Horton Plains. The Riverston territory is packed with spots which as of late beca

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