Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lakegala

Lakegala
Lakegala is a mountain located near Meemura village in Matale District, Sri Lanka.

The conical-shaped mountain rises to a height of about 615.38 m (Abeyawardana, 2004). Some locals link this mountain to King Ravana, Rama, and Sita, three mythical figures depicted in the Indian epic Ramayanaya. According to them, the palace complex of Ravana was in Lakegala and therefore, the treasures of him and the jewelry and costumes of Sita are buried in this place (Abeyawardana, 2004). Also, it is believed by them that this rock was broken into 4 by the arrow of Rama (Abeyawardana, 2004).

The authenticity of the Ramayanaya is controversial and hence it is today dismissed as a myth by Sri Lankan scholars (JRASSL, 2014).

Attribution
1) Lakegala by Shalika Malintha is licensed under CC BY 2.0

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.197.
2) JRASSL, 2014. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series, Vol. 59, No. 2, Special Issue on the Ramayana (2014). https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40203619. pp.1-112.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 9 February 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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