Long long ago, a furious war broke out between King Ravana of Sri Lanka and Lord Rama of India. This battle, which eventually cost the Sri Lankan king his life, started with an infamous abduction. King Ravana abducted Lord Rama’s wife, Sita and kept her imprisoned in the island of Sri Lanka as revenge against Rama and Lakshmana, the two brothers who harassed his sister Shurpanakha.
When Sita was brought to Sri Lanka, Ravana ensured that she was kept well hidden! The Seetha Amman Temple, which is located in very close proximity to the city centre of Nuwala Eliya, is built in the site which is believed to have sheltered Sita during her abduction. Today, many Hindu devotees flock to the temple throughout the year and worship with fervour and zeal. A century ago, three idols were found onsite which gave rise to the speculation that the temple would have been in existence since ancient times.
Seetha Amman Temple
Here at the Sita Amman Temple, you will get the chance to see where Sita bathed and prayed while she was held captive. Many devotees believe that the place has footprints of the monkey god Hanuman, who played a crucial role during the battle that eventually gave her freedom.
As more and more people have started becoming familiar with the great Indian epic Ramayanaya, places in the island that are connected with the legend have also become famous. The Sita Amman Temple is therefore one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Hill Country. When you travel with Green Holiday Centre, you will be able to explore this enchanting destination to your heart’s content. You will also get the chance to learn interesting details and facts about this epic story of love and war that shaped the cultures and histories of two ancient nations.