Clture and Religion

Ishtripura (Kondakatugala)


Kirivanagama, Lunuwatte-Welimada

Ishtripura means an area of women in Singhalese. It is believed that this was one of the palace to which King Ravana shifted Sitadevi as a precautionary measure after Lord Hanuman advent. It is said that Sitadevi took bath in nearby steam and dried her hair sitting on a rock and put clips to her hair, hence this rock is known as Konda Kattu Gala.