Lanka’s ‘Sita stone’ to be used in Ram temple

A stone from Sita Eliya, a village located in central province of Sri Lanka , the place where Sita is believed to have been held captive by Ravana , would be used in the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The stone is expected to be brought to India by Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda. There is a temple in Sita Eliya dedicated to Goddess Sita. It is believed that this is the place where she prayed daily during her captivity.

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka shared the development on its official Twitter handle saying, “A stone from Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be a pillar of strength for India-Sri Lanka ties. This stone was received at Mayurapathi Amman Temple by High Commissioner designate of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda in presence of the High Commissioner.”

The stone was handed over on Thursday.

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