Legend associated with the epic Ramayana gives Chitrakoot a highly revered place in Hindu religion. Carved into the mountain is a temple dedicated to Hanuman. It is believed that a pilgrimage to Chitrakoot is only complete when you have visited Hanuman Dhara. A climb of 360 stirs brings you to the temple with a five faced Hanuman idol. Hanuman Dhara is the name given to the spring which emerges from the rock face and falls directly on the idol of Hanuman.
According to legends, Hanuman set his tail on fire and burned down the kingdom of Lanka, during his quest to find Sita. With his body burnt by the flames and in pain, he came back to Lord Rama at Chitrakoot, who advised him to stand under the spring to cool and heal his body. The idol placed right under the spring is due to this legend. Near the temple one finds a well, that people claim has never dried up. A visit to this place is worth the time even if you do not follow the religious aspect of the place. The view of Chitrakoot town and its surrounding vistas is amazing from this location.
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