The place where Sita, wife of Lord Rama, used to come for a bath while living in Chitrakoot during their exile, is now known as the Janaki Kund. The pond on the left bank of the Mandakini River, is considered sacred and devotees come here in their hundreds to take a dip in its crystal clear blue waters. Surrounded by greenery, with a flight of steps leading down to the waters, the pool and its surroundings is a beautiful and quiet place to visit. A footprint on one of the boulders, many of which are scattered all around the area, is believed to be that of Janaki, another name for Sita.
A statue of Hanuman stands guard on the riverbank, not far from the pond while a temple to Lord Rama and Sita stands nearby. Although the place is frequented by a large number of people, it still manages to retain its serenity and beauty. This makes it a place worth visiting even if you are not a follower or devotee. The natural beauty, peace and quiet and the landscape makes this an ideal place to spend time and unwind. As a devotee, the attraction of being able to purify ones soul with the waters of the sacred pond makes it a must visit destination.
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