Showing posts with label Sithawaka Oya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sithawaka Oya. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

'Sri Pathula', on a rock on the banks of the Sithawaka Oya, Thimbiripola, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Therre is a legend among the villagers that one of King Rajasinghe's Queens had a craving to see the Sacred Foot-print on Sri-Pada - Adam's Peak, during her early pregnancy. Since it was an arduous climb to the real site, they took the pregnant Queen, at dead of night in a palanquin, all over the country side. They brought her to this sight before dawn and showed her this foot-print, claiming that this was the sacred foot-print on Sri-Pada.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mining for gems in the Sithawaka Oya, Kudagama, Sri Lanka.

The river bed contain s gems in the Sithawaka Oya at Avissawella. Bamboo barriers are erected across the flowing water and the gravel is taken out and searched for gems. Saphires, rubies etc are found and make many a villager rich overnight.

Monday, January 25, 2010

'Kurundhu gala' a bathing spot on the Sithawaka Oya, Sri Lanka.

This could have been a trans-shipment point for cinnamon, on the Sithawaka Oya, in ancient times. It is now a bathing spot for the villagers of Kudagama, Avissawella.