Seetha Amman Temple

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Seetha Amman Temple
சீதா அம்மன் கோயில்
Seetha Amman Temple Seetha Eliya.jpg
Seetha Amman Temple
Religion
DistrictNuwara Eliya
ProvinceCentral Province
Location
CountrySri Lanka
Seetha Amman Temple is located in Sri Lanka
Seetha Amman Temple
Seetha Amman Temple
Geographic coordinates6°56′00″N 80°48′38″E / 6.9332°N 80.8105°E / 6.9332; 80.8105

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWW Virtual Library: Sita Eliya / Seetha Eliya / Sitha Eliya".
  2. ^ "Amazing Sri Lanka : Nature : Seetha Amman Temple - Seetha Eliya".