Sumaithangi Stone structures also written as (Sumaithaangi, Sumai Thangi, Sumai Thaangi) are called “Load Brearer Stones”. As the name implies these structures are meant for use by travellers carrying heavy loads of goods to load and unload the luggage without the help of another.
Sumaithangi is a concept popular in India among the Hindu culture and was imported to Sri Lanka with Indian migrations in the past. Therefore these are mostly found in madams in Jaffna and areas where Tamils live.
Singimale Sumaithangi Stone lies on an estate road next to a small chapel. The stone has an inscription in Tamil with what appears to be the number 1881 (need confirmation). This would have been used by carriers of tea leaves before the vehicles on these roads were introduced. The Chapel is a newly built building.
To reach this site from Hatton, Travel on Hatton – Maskeliya – Dalhousie Rd (B149) for 1.75 kilometres and take a sharp left turn into an estate road. You need to travel 2 km on this narrow winding road to reach the site.
Map of Singimale Sumaithangi Stone in Hatton
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Driving Directions to Singimale Sumaithangi Stone in Hatton
|From Hatton to Singimale Sumaithangi Stone in Hatton
|Via : Hatton – Maskeliya – Dalhousie Rd (B149)
Total Distance : 3.7 km
Travel Time: 15-20 Minutes
Time to Spend: Around 10 Minutes
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