Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Ramboda – කොත්මලේ ශ්‍රී හනුමාන් කෝවිල

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Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka.

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka.
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Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple is built by Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka. Located in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road located approximately 30 odd kilometers North of Nuwara Eliya on A-5 route facing the Kotmale Reservoir.

The 16 feet idol of Shri Hanuman made of black granite

The 16 feet idol of Shri Hanuman made of black granite

The Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu spiritual organization engaged in the dissemination of Vedanta, the science of the self as expounded in the Vedas, particularly the Upanishads, and other important Hindu scriptures including the Bhagavad Gita. The Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the renowned Vedanta teacher Swami Chinmayananda.

The temple itself is situated about 500m from the main road on a hill having a commanding view of the surrounding area. Legend has it that king Ravana has hid Sita in this area at one time  and and Hanuman come to this area in search of her. A good tar road connects the temple and the main road . Three wheelers are normally available to take you from main road to the temple & back.

The temple is not too big nor very ornately decorated. The surrounding garden area of the kovil is spotlessly clean and well maintained by the mission.

The idol of Hanuman is of black granite and it is carved beautifully and stands tall at 16 feet. You are not permitted to photograph the idol.

There is also an ashram containing about 16 rooms, with room names based on characters on the Ramayan – Vibheeshan, Jambavan, Sugriva, etc… A well maintained vegetarian restaurant  is maintained at the temple.

Panorama . Valley View and portion of Kotmale Reservoir seen from Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple .

Panorama . Valley View and portion of Kotmale Reservoir seen from Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple .
PM Velankar licensed under CC CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

From the location of the temple one can see the Kotamale Reservoir and the entire Kotamale Valley . The view is simply breathtaking. Even if you are not a religious person visit to this place is strongly recommended just for the scenic beauty and the awesome view one gets from this place.

If you are not appropriately dressed, you will not be allowed to enter the temple. If you are visiting Ramboda falls, you can plan a visit to this temple.

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Travel Directions to Ramboda Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Route from Nuwara Eliya Town to Ramboda Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Through : Nuwara Eliya – Gampola Road
Distance :26 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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