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Ramkund in Nashik

Ramkund in Nashik

Nashik is one of the religious places in India and located in the Indian state Maharashtra. The city is a premier tourist destination after the two cities of the state namely Mumbai and Pune. Nashik is situated at a distance of 180 Kilometres from Mumbai and 220 Kilometres from the city of Pune. The city is also popular with other names like ‘The Wine Capital of India' and ‘The Grape City'. The city of Nashik is dotted with numerous Hindu Temples. People from far distant regions visit the city every day and explore it with great zeal. It not only attracts devotees from different states of the nation but it also magnetizes tourists from every nook and corner of the globe.

There are various locations where one can spend some memorable moments. The city is positioned in the Western Ghats, on the Western periphery of the Deccan Peninsula, on the banks of the River Godavari. The picturesque view and pleasant surroundings of the spot captivate concentration of each visitor. The scenic beauty of the place makes it an ideal destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan city. The Culture, History, Social and Mythology of the city are the main features that attract tourists in large population.

Among the religious sites in the city, Ramkund is one of the most important and popular pilgrimage sites. Ramkund is a sacred place for Hindu followers. It is located on the banks of the River Godavari. This pilgrimage site is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The place is mentioned in the Hindu mythological epic the Mahabharata. A holy tank which is placed on the spot is the main attraction of visitors. This sacred tank was constructed by Chitrarao Khatarkar in the year 1696. The water body is spread over an area of 27 meters by 12 meters.

People believed that it was the place where Lord Ram stayed for sometime during the period of his exile. Every day disciples from far places trip here to take a Holy Dip. Hindu followers believed that Mortal (Asthi) remains immersed in this kund and are directly absorbed in water. A person prays here at the time of immersing their family and relatives Asthi so that their soul may remain in peace wherever they are. Every Hindu believed that it is an important task to take a dip in this holy water body to have a blissful life. The ashes of Mahatama Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and were dropped in this sacred kund.

Gandhi Talav (lake) which was built in the memory of father of nation – Mahatama Gandhi ji is another attraction in Ramkund. One can also witness the historical monument which was built of white marble. The amazing architecture style of the monument lures the attention of tourists.

During Hindu festival times, the place overflows with pilgrimages from different spots.  Especially during the Kumba Mela scores of Sadhus, Holy Men and Pilgrims gather here to pray for a future blissful life and take a dip in the sacred Kund.

The scenic beauty of the place and spirituality of the region make it an ideal destination to relax and refresh. Ramkund is addressed in the region of Panchavati, which is just 5 Kilometres from the Nashik. Naroshankar Temple, Kalaram Mandir and Bhaktidham Temple are the other places of tourist interest nearby to Ramkund. The place is easily accessible from the main city of Nashik by different modes of transportation. To enjoy pilgrimage tour in the city, it is always better to plan in advance to be free from certain problems. Enjoy your fantastic holiday.

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