‘Cold Plain’  CP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: sita, ‘cold’; eliya, ‘open space, plain’.

The Sita Amman Temple tells the story that the demon Ravana kept the abducted Princess Sita here.

Devotees believe she prayed by the temple brook for Rama to rescue her and that depression around the site are actually the footprints of Hanuman.

On the other hand, it does get a bit chilly up here.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Seetha Amman Temple, Seetha Eliya

Seetha Amman Temple, Seetha Eliya              Buddhika Mawella