Colombo has been a flourishing sea port for centuries when ancient seafarers traded in pearls, precious stones, elephants, peacocks, cinnamon and other spices. Today Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is a fascinating blend of the East & West, the past and present and the old & new.
To shatter Lord Rama’s confidence and halt his progress during the war, Indrajith eldest son of King Ravana played a trick, with Sitadevi’s look alike. Indrajith beheaded the look alike in front of Lord Hanuman thinking that it will stop the advancing forces of Lord Rama. There is a stone in this area called Rampatha with one foot mark which is believed by the people as Lord Rama’s foot mark. This place is known as Sitawaka.
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple is situated in Ramboda.It is believed that Lord Hanuman was searching for Sitadevi from these hills of Ramboda. Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built a temple with Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity on this hill.
Visit Gayathree Peedam , closer to Nuwaraeliya town, believed to be the place from where King Ravana’s son Meghanath propitiated Lord Shiva with penance and poojas and in turn was granted super natural powers by lord Shiva.
At different points of time during the war both Lord Rama and Lakshmana were hit by powerful arrows, fell unconscious and to bring them back to life Lord Hanuman was instructed to fetch the life saving herbs from Himalaya. Hanuman went to the hill, lifted the whole hill and brought it, as he was not able to identify the life saving herbs alone. Parts from the hill fell on five places in Sri Lanka, and Rumasala in Galle is a place one of them.