Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ramdham - Ramtek

Name : Ramdham

Location :

The temple is located on the Ramgiri Hill situated in Ramtek, which is 42 km northeast of Nagpur city, Maharashtra. One can travel by car up to the entrance of the temple on the hill.

Legend :

The legend says that Lord Rama stopped at Ramtek, along with His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, while on his exile. Another fact that adds to the attraction of the town, from tourism point of view, is its association with the Great poet Kalidasa. He wrote his excellent poem, Meghdoot in the hills of Ramtek only. Infact, it is often said that it was the beauty of Ramtek Hills that inspired him to write the poem.

Description :

Ramdham is a historical temple of Lord Rama, which is said to be more than 600 years old. The temple dedicated to Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman on the top of the hill. The major attractions of Ramtek comprise of the 27 Brahmanical style temple that have been constructed atop the hill. Amongst them is the Lakshmana Temple, which dates back to as far back as 1400 AD.

The temple is known for its unique OM structure which is 350 feet long and 10.5 feet high and 11 feet wide which is situated at foot of the hill.

The town serves as the venue of the Kalidasa Festival, held every year in the month of November. A fortnight-long festival, it boasts of performances by virtuosos in the field of music, dance and drama.

The Ambala talab is a big tank found at the foot of the Ram Temple in Ramtek. A number of temples have been built around the Lake. The tank is also important because the ashes of the dead are immersed here (Pitru Pooja).

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viks416 said...

The Nagpur city is in Maharashtra and not in Madhya Pradesh for your kind information

Rajesh. CTR said...

thank u viks for ur kind information. i changed accordingly...


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