LAKSHAPANA FALLS

Located in Hatton, Lakshapana fall    which in 126  Metres  in  height,  springs  from  Maskeliya  Oya , a River  which  begins  its  journey  from  Adam’s  peak or  ‘Mt.Samanala. ‘According  to  Sinhalese  folklore, Maskeliya  Oya  Originates  at  the  ‘lndikatupaana,  on The top of Adam’s peak.                                 There are two theories as how the  Water fall  got  its  name.  One is that  since it  cascades Over a vast  number  of  rocks, it  was  called. ‘Laksha’ Which  means  a  hundred  thous  and  Pahana  which  Means rock.                                 The  second  theory  is  that  the  name  Lakshapana  was  derived  from  ‘Lassana  pahana’  which Means Beautiful Lamp.                                  Today, Lakshapana  falls  lives  up  to  its  name  with  regard  to  the  second  theory  because  it  Powers  Sri  Lanka’s  first  hydro  power  plant,  generating  electricity  and  thereby  providing  light  to  over  a  hundred  t housand  homes.     Written by:-  M.E Dileeka chandani                                                                     Dileeka.chandani@gmail.com                                 

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