Travel Planer for "RAMAYAN" Sites in Sri Lanka
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Day 01 | Kandy
After Breakfast proceed to Chilaw,
visit to Munneswaram Temple, Manavari.
Thereafter proceed to Hiripitiya,
Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 02 | Nuwara Eliya
After Breakfast A city tour of Kandy.
Proceed to Dunvila, Laggala,Yahangala, Seetha kotuwa ,
Overnight stay in Nuwara –Eliya
Day 03 | Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Labukalle estate.
Visit Mani kattuthuru, sri Baktha Hanuman Temple, Rawana Goda , Gavagala and return to Nuwara Eliya.
Overnight stay in Nuwara- Eliya
Day 04 | Nuwara Eliya
After Breakfast Proceed to Seetha Amman Temple , Divurumpola,Isthippura and return to Nuwara Eliya, Night at Nuwara Eliya
Overnight stay in Nuwara- Eliya
Day 05 | Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo via Gampola.
Visit Kalaniya Raja maha viharaya , and Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple at Kalubowila.
Overnight stay in Colombo
In tamil language – “MUN” means – Long time ago, “ESWARAM “ Means – Shiva temple Lord Rama After his Victorious battle left for Ayaodya in one of King Ravana’s Vimana’s , he felt he was been followed by “Brmhaashi Dosham” as ke had killed king Ravana who was a Brahmin. He Stop the Vimana at this juncture, because he felt at this place the “ Brahmaasthi Dosham” was not following him. He ascended from the Vimana and ask god Shiva for a Remedy. God Shiva Blessed lord Rama and advise him and installing and praying four Lingams at Manavari , Thirukoneshwarm, Thiruketheshwaram and Rameshwaran in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the da dosham.
Manawari is the first place where lord Rama installed and prayed the shivalingam after the end of the war with king Rawana. To date this lingam is called as “Ramalinga”. This lingam was made by Rama and therefore it is called Ramalingam. Rameshwaram is the only other Lingam in the world name after lord Rama.
DOLUKANDA SANJEEVANI DROPS
At different point of time during the war both Lord Rama and Luxmana were hit by powerful arrows , fell unconscious and to bring them back to life Lord Hanumaan was instructed to fetch the lifesaving herbs from Himalaya. Hanuman went to the Hill, and lifted the whole Hill and brought it , as he was not able to identify the life serving herbs along. Part from the hill fell on five places in Sri Lanka, Namely Rumansala in Gall, Dolukanda in Hiripitiya , Ritigala in Habarana – Anuradhapura Road ,Thalladi in Mannar and Kachchativu in the Noth.
Dunuwilla is the place from where Lord Rama fired the Brahmaastharam at King Rawana , which eventually killed him. Dunu means – Arrow and Vila means Lake .This place got its name because Lord Rama fired his arrow from this lake.
The cartels behind this Dunuwilla Lake are called Laggala which when translated in to English gives us the meaning target rock. Laggala served as a sentry point to King Rawan’s Army and it was from this rock the 1st glimpse of lord Rama’s army was sighted and informed to king Rawana. This Hill is geographically the highest part of the Northern region of Rawana’s city and on a clear day the North east side that is Thirukoneshwaram and North West side that is Talei Mannar could be seen even today. King Ravana is believed to have done meditation on this rock and prayed Lord Shiva at Thiru Koneshwaran from this point.
King Ravana’s body after his death was kept upon this rock Yahangala meaning bedrock. His body was kept here for his countrymen to pay their last respects to their dear departed king. Geographically this rock is visible from miles away on its 3 sides.
These junles are the places where the city of Lankapura once stood. The city had a beautiful for queen Mandothari Surrounded by waterfalls, streams and varieties of flora and fauna. Sitadevi was kept in this place until she was moved to Ashoka Vatika. Sita Kotuwa means Sita’s fort and got its name because of Sita Devi’s stay here.
Lord Hanuman met Sitadevi, then on his way to announce this happy information to lord Rama, rested on this hill top.
SRI BAKTHA HANUMAN TEMPLE
On these hills of Ramboda where Hanuman was searching for SitaDevi, Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka built a temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity.
These tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. These tunnels networked all the important cities, airports and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels indicated that they are man-made and not natural formations. This Buddhist shrine at Kalutara was where once King Ravana’s place and a tunnel existed. Existing tunnel mouths are situated Isthripura at Walimada. Ravana cave at Bandarawela, Senapitiya at Halagala, Ramboda, Labookalle, Wariyapola/Matale and Sitakotuwa/Hasalaka. In addition there are many more tunnels.
King Ravana had his dairy farm here. Milk was air lifted to the capital Lankapura from here using Vimana’s. The stone pillars here have the worn out marks cast by constant use of tying ropes on them.
Seetha amman Temple
A temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman, There is a stream by the side of the temple. Sitadevi said to have bathed in this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense power of hanuman transforming himself into any size.
This is the place where Sita underwent “Agni” test.
Isthirippura means aan area of women In Sinhalese. This was one of the place to which king Ravana shifted Sitadevi as a precautionary measure which he was forced to take by Lord Hanuman’s advent Sitadevi took bath in this very stream and had dried her hair sitting on a rock ant put clips to her hair. hence this rock is known as Konda Kattu Gala.
KALANIYA RAJAMAHA VIHARAYA
Kalaniya is the place where King Veebeshana ruled after crowned by Lakshmana. As Lord Rama was in exile for 14 years, could not take part in way coronation ceremony, deputed his younger brother Princes Lakshmana to crown Veebeshana exist. There are murals enshrined outside the Buddhist temple depicting the crowning of King Veebeshana. Today temples for king Veebeshana are found throughout Lanka and he is still consider as one of the 4 guardian deities of Sri Lanka A painting of King Veebeshana adorns the walls of the new parliament. It is a fact that there is no temple for King Ravana where as many exist for King Veebeshana. This goes on to prove that his stand towards dharma and Justice made him a god is Sri Lanka.
PANCHAMUGA ANJANEYAR TEMPLE
A temple dedicated to Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka. The only temple in the world to have a chariot for Anjaneyar.