Lord Rama after his battle with kind Ravana, left for Ayodhya with Sita in a vimana belongs to King Ravana. He felt he was being followed by Bramhaasthi dosham (the sin of killing a brahmin) as King Ravana was a Brahmin. When the Vimana was passing over this place, he felt the vimana vibrating, and he realized the “Brahmaasthi Dosham” was not following him at this particular point.
He stops the vimana here and asks God Shiva for a solution. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised how to get rid of the dosham.
Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed a Lingam, as a remedy to get rid of Bramhaasthi dosham. This Lingam at Manavari is called Ramalingam because it was made by Lord Rama. There are only two Lingams in the world named after Lord Rama, the other is in Rameswaram in south India.
Thiru Koneswaram was built by Rishi Agastya on the instructions of Lord Shiva who was impressed by the devotion of King Ravana. Lord Rama is believed to have offered his prayers here .
The original Shankari Devi temple, said to be built by Ravana, was the first in the list of Ashta Dasha (18) Shakti Pitas written down by Adi Shankara, but its whole cliff was destroyed by Portuguese. Only a pillar for commemoration is placed on that spot now. And it is believed that the original idol of the Goddess has been preserved and replaced, being venerated now at the present Shankari Devi temple.
Ramboda is a area, where the forces of Loard Rama's gather to fight against King Ravana. The present temple was built by the Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple houses for 16 feel height statue of Lord Hanuman.
This is a beautiful remote spot, surrounded by streams and waterfalls and abundant flora and fauna, where ruins of a typical forest monastery from 7th to 10th centuries can be visited. But the name Sita Kotuwa meaning "Sita's palace". The area is said to have been the beautiful palace of queen Mandodari. Sitadevi was held captive at this palace until she was moved to Asoka Vatika.
It is said that at this place King Ravana carried out the last rites for his mother. When he was unable to find water to duly perform the rites, he in anger pierced his Trishula into the ground seven times. Water started gushing out immediately. The very hot water cooled down to the present degree when Ravana's anger calmed down.
The Ashok Vatika is the place where King Ravana kept the Sita devi captive. Ashok Vatika is a garden that is present in the Sitha Eliya in Sri Lanka.
This temple built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed.
This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the Seetha devi, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if she did so.
The beautiful waterfall measures about 25 metres. It is believed that Sitha devi bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall.
These tunnels & caves prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage. These tunnels & ccaves networked all the important cities, airports and dairy farms of Kind Ravana.
This is the temple of Lord Karthikeya Subramaniam. Lord Karthikeya was requested to go to the battlefield by Lord Indra on the last day of war. This was done to protect Lord Rama from the wrath of Brahmasthra aimed by King Ravana which other wise would have weakened Lord Rama. The benefit was one of the most powerful weapon brahma asthra aimed at Lord Rama for the second time was rendered useless by the presence of Lord Karthikeya.
After meeting Sitadevi, Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandu Monara peacock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site.
Divurumpola is said to be the location where Sita underwent the famous fire ordeal Agni Pariksha, in order to prove her chastity.
When Lakshmana was hit by a powerful arrow of Indrajit he fell unconscious and was nearly killed. There was another threat of danger that a distraught Rama in grieve would become unwilling to continue the fight. So Sugriva sent Hanuman to the Himalayas in order to save Laksmana’s life by fetching Sanjivani from a specific mountain. Hanuman decided to lift the whole mountain rainge, as he was unable to identify the life saving herbs alone. Hanuman lost some parts of Mount Dronagiri when he flew through the air back to the battlefield. Those places on the island of Lanka where mountain chunks fell down are called “Sanjivani drops”.
Seenigama was the landing place from where Sugriva, King of the Varanas and their monkey army, launched his onslaught on King Ravana's army.
At present Kelanita temple there is a Hindu shrine, dedicated to Lord Vibhishana who was the younger brother of Ravana but during the legendary war on Lanka a supporter of Lord Rama, because he disapproved of Ravana's abduction of Sitha. After Ravana's death Rama appointed Vibhishana as the new King of Lanka.
Hanuman is often called Anjaneyar by Tamils, as his mother's name is Anjan. This Kovil is the first Anjaneyar temple in Sri Lanka and the only one on the island dedicated to Lord Hanuman in his Panchamuga form; meaning five faces.
The historic Kandaswamy Temple in Nallur, not far away from Jaffna's town centre, is dedicated to Lord Murugan in the form of the divine spear Vel, a well-known symbol of Tamil religiousness.
Naguleswaram temple is a very ancient temple believed to be one of the five Iswarams (divine residences) of Shaivism. This temple was built where the Sadhu Nagulaswami used to worship a lingam
Nagapushani Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the island of Nainativu, west of the Jaffna. It is dedicated to Parvati who is locally known as Nagapushani and to her consort Shiva who is named as Nayinar.
Thiruketheeswaram is one of the five Sivan temples in the Island. The giant Sivalingam carved out of granite stone which was excavated by archaeologists in Thiruketheeswaram temple area in the fifties is believed to have been buried when the Portuguese destroyed the temple
Ram Sethu [Rama Sethu or Adams bridge, the string of coral reefs, shoals and shifting sandbanks that connect India with Sri Lanka ] was created by Shri Rama and Shri Lakshman with the assistance of Lord Hanuman and the ape army to reach Lanka in order to find Shri Rama’s wife Sita. You can walk on the remains of this ancient bridge.