Sri Lanka: The Ramayana, an Indian epic, has deep cultural and historical ties to Sri Lanka. According to Hindu mythology, the protagonist of the Ramayana, Sita, the wife of King Rama, was kidnapped from Sri Lanka by Ravana, the ten-headed demon king.
In order to save Sita and vanquish Ravana, King Rama engaged in a fierce battle with the aid of Hanuman and an army.
According to sources, Sri Lanka is working to recreate both the Sita path and the Ramayana trail for anyone who is interested. Also, there are discussions about the prospect of permitting transactions in Indian Rupees (INR) on the island.
There are a number of locations in Sri Lanka that are thought to be connected to the Ramayana. In Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, an ancient rock castle thought to be the palace of King Ravana, is one of the most well-known Ramayana paths.
Legend has it that Ravana kidnapped Sita in a cave adjacent to the Sigiriya Rock. It’s one of Sri Lanka’s most well-liked tourist destinations.
The Ashok Vatika Garden in Nuwara Eliya is another popular location. This is where Sita is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana. Hanuman is said to have seen Sita here and given her Lord Rama’s ring as a token of his presence.
Ravana Ella Falls come next. This waterfall, in Ella town, is thought to be the location where Sita was hidden by Ravana following her kidnapping. And it’s thought that Sita faced a trial by fire to demonstrate her virginity at Divurumpola Temple, a shrine close to Bandarawela.
The Ramayana Trail is connected to a number of temples in Trincomalee, a well-known temple town. The Koneswaram Temple is one such temple. It’s said that Lord Rama built this temple to honour Lord Shiva.
These are but a few of the various Ramayana-related locations in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankans take pride in imparting their knowledge of the epic to visitors since the Ramayana has had a profound influence on Sri Lankan culture.