Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple Tawalantenne Village

Driving through the village of Tawalantenna, both sides of the road are tea plantations.

Driving through the village of Tawalantenna, both sides of the road are tea plantations.

There is a small temple on a hill of Tawalantenne Village, it is called Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple.

went up the hill halfway by car.

went up the hill halfway by car.

 Ascended the stone stairs. If you come to Sri Lanka, you should come while you are young.

Ascended the stone stairs next. If you come to Sri Lanka, you should come while you are young.

Finished climbing the stairs, there was a small temple on the small square. It is called Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. I did not know anything about the temple.

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Apparentry, this is a hindu temple.

Apparentry, this is a hindu temple.

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple interior, mysterious images

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple interior, mysterious images

Altar of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Altar of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Shri Bhakta Hanuman  (Hanuman,  good worshipper of Lord Rama); Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of Rama. Hanuman is a central character in the Hindu epic Ramayana (Sanskrit epic poem and holy book).

Hindu deities Lord Rama and Hanuman. Pictures from Wikipedia.

Hindu deities, Lord Rama and Hanuman. Pictures from Wikipedia.

Hanuman is a Vanara (a tribe of the figure of monkey in the Indian mythology). He participated in Rama’s war against the demon king Ravana. Some texts also present him as an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Precincts of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Precincts of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

Mysterious small shrines in the imediate vicinity of the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple.

Mysterious small shrines in the imediate vicinity of the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple.

From south India many poor people who did not have their own land immigrated to Sri Lanka as workers of the tea productions in 19th century. The immigrants had brought their religion, the deities in this region. They had built this magnificent temple in the course of time.

View from the Shri Bhakta Hanuman temple, Kotmale Reservoir Lake

View from the Shri Bhakta Hanuman temple, Kotmale Reservoir Lake

Descended from the temple、heading to the next destination, flowers bloomed beautifully.

Descended from the temple, heading to the next destination, flowers bloomed beautifully.

Descendants of the migrants from south India.

Descendants of the migrants from south India.

Worker in tea factary, tea pikers in a plantation and children playing on a roadside, they look happy for me. I was glad to see that they are living happy. I prayed to my God they are happy forever.

Left the Tawalantenne village, driving to the next city of Nuwara Eliy, on the way looked at a narrow mountain pass and a water fall in tea fields.

A narrow mountain pass and a water fall on the way from Tawalantenne to Nuwara Eliya.

A narrow mountain pass and a water fall on the way from Tawalantenne to Nuwara Eliya.

It was not long before the mountain pass was covered in fog.

Going to the City of Nuwara Eliy, it was not long before the mountain pass was covered in fog.

Flowers from Tawalantenne village.

Flowers from Tawalantenne village.

 

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