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Seetha Eliya Srilanka- where Ravan kept Seetha hostage

Visiting Seetha Amman Kovil in Seetha Eliya was not in our original plan when I was planing our Srilanka trip. On one of the day my mother asked are we not visiting the place where Ravana had held Seetha captive. I did some check on the google and found out that the place is about 7 kms from Nuwara Eliya and would come on our way. Thus we could stopover for a while at Seetha Eliya (town)’s Seetha Amman Kovil, also known as Ashoka Vatika. This post shares the pictures and details.

Seetha Amman Kovil is a small temple dedicated to Seetha, Hanuman and other related gods. The location is of historical significance- this is where Ravana held Seetha captive after kidnaping her from Ram’s home in India during Vana-vasa. Today the location is represented by a small temple.
The temple is situated between the main road and a stream of water. A small statue depicting Ram and Sita is also situated across the stream. I was expecting a much bigger garden/campus. May be it was large, now reduced to small one- we don’t know.
Be aware of monkeys when you visit Seetha Amman Temple/Ashoka vatika.
You can stop at Seetha Amman temple if you’re heading to Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya.
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  1. Beautiful captures, good to know about exact location.

  2. Very beautiful and religious place for Hindus . Sri Lankan govt maintained it nicely.

  3. Beautiful captures fo the Temples and its architectural features! We dint know about this place until we read this post...

  4. interesting information about ramayan thanks to sharing this religious place ,


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