Travel Back In Mythology This Diwali

Diwali is most likely the best time to investigate stories around the Ramayana, which makes the Diwali introduction of Ekaant Sarhad Paar, another travel appear, very much planned. Facilitated by on-screen character Akul Tripathi, the show takes us through Sri Lanka while investigating what amount has changed in its social trade with India since the season of the epic.

“Most Indian children have experienced childhood with stories of ‘Sone Ki Lanka’, so I felt a nature with the place when I went through Colombo,” he says. In any case, he needed to move past the urban focus in the event that he wished to leave on a Ramayana trail. While looking into the nation, Tripathi says they learnt that Sri Lanka was is saturated with legends. “While researchers might be persuaded that its partition from the first land mass is an aftereffect of seismic and volcanic action, who is to state that the myth that it occurred in light of the wrongdoings of Ravana, isn’t valid? For me, folklore is unsubstantiated history.”

Straight from his encounters, Tripathi outlines the experience-Ramayana-in-Sri Lanka trail for Sunday early afternoon perusers.

Go on Ravana’s helipad


The rough outcrop of Sigiriya close Dambulla town in focal Sri Lanka is an absolute necessity see on each history buff’s Sri Lanka pail list. With practically vertical dividers, the 660-feet-tall shake level stands amidst a tropical woodland. “It is said that Ravana had plane sheds for his Pushpaka vimana. In the wake of utilizing a plane that initially had a place with his progression sibling, Kubera, Ravana arrived over the Sigirya shake with Sita close behind. Here, he built a brilliant royal residence studded with jewels for himself and his nine priests. Every one was delightfully inserted with gems,” Tripathi describes. The relationship of the nation with diamonds is solid. “Truth be told, the old name for Sri Lanka was Ratnadweep.”

The climb tough

Tripathi cautions that the ascend isn’t for the timid or those with knee issues, despite the fact that the view from the flattop of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is beyond words. “It’s an extreme climb and you need to stop frequently to pause, yet there’s sufficient to see enroute,” Tripathi says. Strangely, in transit up, he went to the Sita Kotuwa, her first brief jail.

Elevated perspective of the place

“There’s likewise a buckle at strolling separation from the stone where Ravana is accepted to have kept Sita hostage,” he says. The passage to Sigiriya is as a lion cut from a stone.

Follow the spread of Buddhism

Hints of HInduism are obvious at Mihinthale

Mihinthale on the edges of Anuradhapura is the place Mahindra, the child of extraordinary Indian sovereign Ashoka, showed up before the ruler of Anuradhapura, King Devanampiyatissa, amid a deer chase. “It’s critical in light of the fact that it denoted the start of Buddhism in Sri Lanka since Mahindra, who was sent by his dad to spread the lessons of the Buddha,” Tripathi says. Be that as it may, hints of Hinduism are clear in the range. Tripathi located a Ganesha symbol at the passageway to a stupa adjacent. “There are a few sanctuaries committed to Hindu divine beings in the region. We’re speculating that before Buddhist impact spread, Hinduism was predominant in the zone.”

Where Sita strolled in flame

Tripathi prescribes a visit to Divurumpola, known for an essential turning point in the Ramayan, the Agni Pariksha. “Divurumpola is the place Sita demonstrated her loyalty to Ram. Until today, it is a mainstream place of love for local people,” says Tripathi. “Things being what they are Divurumpola likewise implies place of vow in Sinhalese,” he uncovers.

Where Ram implored Shiva

The Manavari sanctuary is found 6 km north of Chilaw

The Manavari Temple is the place Lord Ram is accepted to have first introduced a Shiva lingam. “It is the main lingam on the planet other than Rameshwaram that is named after Lord Rama. Executing a Brahmin was a wrongdoing and known as Brahmahatya. As repentance, the lingam was introduced by Lord Rama [since Ravana was a half-Brahmin, half-evil presence and a faithful Shiva bhakt].”