Sri Lanka Re-Creating Ramayana And Sita Trails
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Sri Lankan is developing the legendary Ramayana and Sita trails.
It was in Sri Lanka that Lord Rama’s wife Sita was kidnapped and held captive by Ravana for a year. Later, Rama, along with his army led by Hanuman, fought a war for seven days to finally vanquish and kill the 10-headed demon king.
Sri Lankan officials said they are considering allowing the use of the Indian rupee for economic transactions in the island nation to boost tourism from India.
Sri Lanka has at least 40 places associated with Ramayana spread across the country.
“There are five Shiva temples in Sri Lanka, and the one in Trincomalee is believed to have been established by Ravana,” they say.
There is also a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka where Vibhishana is worshipped, and many Sri Lankans believe that Lord Buddha had visited Sri Lanka.