Kumbhakarna Gala

Kumbhakarna Gala


Kumbhakarna Gala is a very ancient archeological site in the Wanni Hathpattu from the upper reaches of the Deduru Oya in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka to Jaffna. According to local beliefs, this rock is said to be the abode of the Kumbhakarna giant. Kumbhakarna is also said to be the brother of Ravana. Also, people from various parts of the country are known as Ayyanayaka Deviyan, Ayyanayaka, Ayyanayaka Mukarenare, Kaiyanare, Ayyanayagam, Ariyanayagam, who are worshiped as the presiding deity of the Vanni Hathpattu from the Deduru Oya in the North Central Province to Jaffna. Because there is a legend that Ayyanayake is the giant of Kumbakarna.

Kumbhakarnagala rock has been named as a place belonging to the Archaeological Department. The dripstones here are made up of two parts. The four stone pillars in the cave courtyard look very good. A beautifully crafted foundation stone is broken in two. It is 145 cm long, 40 cm wide and 15 cm thick. Remains of clay pots, tiles and bricks are common on the ground.

Route: The ancient Kiriibbanwewa is found 6 km from Welioya on the Mullaitivu road. Kumbhakarna Gala is a rock located at a distance of about 500 m above the Kiriibban Lake.



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