Sin: හක්ගල hakgala

‘Conch or Jaw Rock’  CP, Sri Lanka

From Sin:  hak, ‘conch shell’ or hakka, ‘jaw’.

This 2,169m mountain is the eight tallest in Sri Lanka.

Its multi-peaked profile suggests a conch shell but possibly a jaw as well.

Legend also tells us that this is a chunk of the Himalayas, carried here by Hanuman in his own jaw at Rama’s request.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Hakgala Mountain

Hakgala Mountain – Buddhika Mawella