Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
- Location: Kandy-Nuwaraeliya Road, Nuwara Eliya, Central 22200, Sri Lanka
- Entrance fee: Free
- Opening hours: 07:00am-18:30pm (Jan 01-Dec31)
- Recommended tour for you: 9 Days Amazing Sri Lanka Budget Tour
The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple was built by the Chinmaya Mission in Sri Lanka. It is a Hinduism Temple. The Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road on Ramboda is about 30 kilometers north of Nuwara Eliya.
Because it has an important position in history, a large number of tourists come here. Legend has it that this is where king Ravana rested on his way to find Sita. The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple is located on a hill about 500 meters away from the main road. From a viewing point of view, it is a bit thrilling because its location overlooks the surrounding area. Legend has it that Lamboda was a region where Rama's army gathered to fight against King Ravana. The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple was built by the Sri Mariamman Missionary Church and dedicated to Hanuman. This temple can hold 16 people and is the width of the Hanuman statue. Inside, you can admire the famous 4.8-meter (16-foot) Hanuman statue, which is carved from black granite and attracts attention.
The Chinmaya mission is a spiritual organization of Hinduism, dedicated to the dissemination of the self-science laid out in Vedanta, the Vedas, especially the Upanishads, and other important Hindu scriptures, including Bhagavad-gita. Legend has it that King Ravana once hid Sita in this place, and Hanuman came to this place to find her.
There is an asphalt road connecting the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple and the main road. The traffic is very convenient. The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple is not big and the decoration is not gorgeous. The garden area is very clean and well maintained by the mission. There is also an ashram here. There are about 16 rooms in the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. The names of the rooms are named after the Ramayana scripts-Vibheeshan, Jambavan, Sugriva, etc. There is a well-maintained vegetarian restaurant in the temple.
The scenery here is very beautiful and makes people feel relaxed and happy. The Kotamale Reservoir and the entire Kotamale Valley can be seen from the location of the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. Although every tourist is a necessary believer, here is a place where you can learn about Hinduism and beautiful scenery.
Tips for The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
♦ Dress Code: Prohibited items of clothing include shorts, mini-skirts, tight-fitting trousers, any see-through items of clothing, sleeveless tops, sandals (excluding those with heel straps), sweatshirts, sweatpants, and pajamas.
♦ Dress conservatively is all you need.
♦ Although there is no photo prohibition in the temple, it is recommended not to take pictures due to the respect for the Buddha statue.
♦ No intimate behaviors are allowed in the temple.
How to get to the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
The Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple is on the way from Kandy to Nuwaraeliya, so the visitors could rent a Tuk-tuk or a taxi.