Images: Ashok Vatika (Hakgala Botanical Garden – Seetha Eliya)

Here are the images of Ashok Vatika, Sri Lanka (garden in Lanka where Sita Mata held captive by Ravana) as per Ramayana..

Ashok Vatika’s present location is believed to be the Hakgala Botanical Garden, the area is known as Seetha Eliya, close to the resort city of Nuwara Eliya.

The Garden is situated at the base of the Hakgala Rock forms, has Sita Pokuna, a barren area atop the Hakgala Rock Jungle, where Sita was supposedly held captive, the Sita Amman Temple is located here.

Other connected site is a spot where Sita bathed in a stream at Sita Eliya, called Sita Jharna. The site has attracted media interest owing to its connection with Hindu religious history, in the recent years.

The images posted here were taken from Facebook Profile of Mr. Kumar Sharma Yadavilli.

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