This tour is organizing for visiting some attractive Hindu temples which relate to an old legend in between Sri Lanka and India. The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic attributed to the poet Valmiki and an important part of the Hindu canon. One of the most important literary works of ancient India, the Ramayana consists of 7 chapters (Kānda), and narrates the story of Rama's wife Sita being abducted by Rāvana, the demon (Rākshasa) king of Lanka. The Ramayana begins with Ayodhya in India and climaxes at Lankapura (Sri Lanka).Ramayana has fascinated many generations, and had a profound impact on art and culture in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Sri Lanka shares a special bond with India geographically, historically, culturally and spiritually - The Ramayana is one such link.The people of Sri Lanka through generations believed that king Rāvana ruled this country. There are many sites in Sri Lanka which are connected to the Ramayana. Below is a list of places which we have identified as connected to the Ramayana and listed according to the Ramayana epic.
The Kidnapping of Sita by Rāvana.Rāvana was the king of Lanka and another 9 kingdoms. He was known as Dasis (or Dasa Shirsha) meaning 10 heads, because he had ten crowns, one each for his ten kingdoms. His sister Surpanakha went to Jambudweepa for some business. Surpanakha chanced upon Rama at his hermitage and became enamored with the handsome prince. Rama being faithful to his wife Sita did not respond and asked Surpanakha to approach Lakshmana who was unmarried. Surpanakha who felt humiliated by this, tried to attack Sita in anger saying Sita was the cause of the men's contempt for her.Lakshmana then intervened and cut off Surpanakha's nose.Surpanakha terrified and in pain, flew at once to Lanka to seek the protection of Rāvana. When Rāvana asked his sister for the cause, Surpanakha said that she had seen Sita, a lady of incomparable beauty, and wanted to bring her for Rāvana. Ravana resolved to take revenge for the insult his sister has suffered, as well as to get lovely Sita for himself - he set out to abduct Sita and bring her to Lanka.King Ravana using a golden deer as a decoy visited Sita when she was alone in the guise of an old sage, abducted and brought her to Weragantota in Lanka in his plane, the 'Pushpaka Vimana'. The Pushpaka Vimana is widely known in Sri Lanka as the "Dandu Monara Yanthranaya", or Large Peacock Machine in Sinhala. Weragantota means the Place of Aircraft landing in Sinhala. This is the first place Sita Devi was brought to Lankapura .