Seetha Amman Temple

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Seetha Amman Temple
சீதா அம்மன் கோயில்
Seetha Amman Temple Seetha Eliya.jpg
Seetha Amman Temple
Seetha Amman Temple is located in Sri Lanka
Seetha Amman Temple
Seetha Amman Temple
Basic information
Geographic coordinates 6°56′00″N 80°48′38″E / 6.9332°N 80.8105°E / 6.9332; 80.8105
District Nuwara Eliya
Province Central Province
Country Sri Lanka

Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana.[1][2] On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman.

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