India sends sacred Sarayu water to Sri Lanka for the dedication ceremony of the Seetha Amma Temple

2 Min Read

A view of the Sarayu River in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. File | Photo credit: RV Moorthy

India has initiated the process of sending sacred Sarayu River water to Sri Lanka for the dedication ceremony of the Seetha Amma Temple, dedicated to Goddess Sita.

The dedication ceremony of the Seetha Amma temple will take place on May 19. The decision came after a letter from Sri Lanka’s representatives to the Uttar Pradesh government requesting Sarayu river water for religious ceremonies and the consecration of the idol of Goddess Sita at the temple.

Under the leadership of the UP government, the Tourism Department has been given the responsibility of transporting the holy water.

The Ram Temple Trust welcomed the initiative and highlighted its significance in strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries and promoting cultural ties.

A Seetha Amma temple is being built in Sri Lanka. The representative of the temple has asked the UP government for water for the Sarayu river. We provide the holy water in a Kalash. The rituals will take place on May 19,” said Santosh Kumar Sharma, CEO of Ayodhya Teerth Vikas Parishad.

The ceremony at the Seetha Amma Temple aims to unite the hearts of both nations and symbolizes the spiritual and cultural bond between India and Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Mahant Shashikant Das lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the Seetha Amma Temple in Sri Lanka will be a matter of pride for all ‘Sanatanis’.

“It is a matter of pride for all Sanatanis. Goddess Sita has faced many difficulties in Lanka and today a big temple is being built in the same Lanka,” said Shashikant Das.

See also  Toronto mayor says raising Israeli flag at City Hall ceremony is 'divisive' - Toronto
Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *