Clture and Religion

Sita Pokuna


Top of the Haggala Rock

The barren piece of land in the midst of the jungle where Sitadevi was kept as a captive is called Sita Pokuna, which means Sita’s pond in Sinhalese. It is believed that a pond existed at this site during the captivity of Sitadevi. Local folklore says that the pond dried up after the departure of Sitadevi from this site. To-date no vegetation grows on this particular piece of land which surrounded by dense forests on all sides.