Friday, July 23, 2010


The Ritigala Mountain - situated in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Anuradhapura. These ruins are some of the most distinctive the island has to offer. it is covered with dense jungle inhabited by wild elephants, leopards and bears. It is the watershed of the Malwatu Oya which feeds the Nachaduwa tank and Kalueba Ela which feeds Huruluwewa. The upper part of the mountain is well known for its flora, some of which are rare; it has also a range of wild orchids.
Ritigala was depicted as the mountain used by Monkey God Hanuman to jump from Sri Lanka to Rameswaram in India to bring "Sanjeewa Plant (Sansevi)" and was used again in apart of the mountain. It is believed that a part of mountain brought to Sri Lanka was dropped here and Sanjeewa plants are found at Ritigala

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