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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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful captures, good to know about exact location.

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

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

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    1. You know now- you can visit during your next trip

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

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you found it interesting

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