The Ramayana – an ancient Sanskrit poem – is an important part of the Hindu canon. This historic story consists of 7 chapters and is one of the most important literary publications in ancient India. The Ramayana narrates a story of Rama and his wife Sita – who was abducted by Ravana; Ravana being the demon king of Sri Lanka.
Many generations have been fascinated by the story of Ramayana and as a result, there has been a significant impact on art and culture throughout India and Southeast Asia. This ancient poem is closely associated with Sri Lanka because several sites that prove a connection to the events in the story have been found in Sri Lanka. In fact, for many generations, Sri Lankans believed that king Ravana ruled their country.
Sri Lanka shares an extraordinary bond with India in terms of geography, history, culture and spirit. The Ramayana story begins with Avodhya in India and ends at Lankapura in Sri Lanka.