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“Place of great importance”
Review of Sita Temple

Sita Temple
Reviewed 24 July 2014

On our way from Nuwara Eliya to the south part of the Island, we were advised by our local driver about great importance of this place to Hindu community. Encouraged to take pictures by the local authority, we were pleased to observe a morning ceremony. If you would be on the road A5, this is a must stop place to visit. As advised by other references, worth to read about the history of this place. You wouldn't miss some aspects of the visit, as we did.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

As we are Hindus, we had to visit this temple, so we knew the story and history about this temple, however, It would be helpful to future visitors if the temple authorities would provide some information on the history of the temple.

1  Thank Narmada B
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Tourist visiting Nuwara must visit the famous Sita Temple, as the fable goes, Goddess Sita when was in captivity in Sri Lanka, at Ashok Vatika, she was kept in and around this area. Very old temple, decently maintained and calm serene environment

1  Thank Vishal750
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our hotel manager described Nuwara Eliya as Srilanka's Ooty. Located in the Central Highland, you can see lot of similarity between Nuwara Eliya and Ooty. However one of the main attraction for all Indians in Nuwara Eliya is the Temple called "Seetha Kovil" (Hanuman Kovil). As per legends Goddess Sita was held in captivity in the place where the Temple stands now or in other words the Ashoke Vakita of ancient time.
The temple complex and the shrine is very simple and is devoid of any intricate artistry. Behind the temple complex you can see what is believed to be foot marks left by Lord Hanuman.
If you visit Srilanka and happen to visit Nuwara Eliya, please visit the Temple of "Seeta Kovil". You will surely relive some of the stories of Ramayana told by your grandmother.

3  Thank AbhiBhattacharjee
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The place where Sita was confined during her "kidnapping" by Ravana. The temple, the hills, the lush greenery. The giant footsteps, outlined in yellow, believed to be Hanuman's footprints.

Sad to see that the temple is not maintained at all.

2  Thank SupreetKaur
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