Considered to be the very spot where Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman used to bathe while living in the frests of Chitrakoot during their exile, Ramghat lies on the banks of the Mandakini River, Uttar Pradesh. Legend also has it that Tulsidas composed his Tulsi Ram Charitra Manas sitting on the steps of Ramghat. The present day Ramghat is an embankment with steps leading down to the river. The Sarayu River is said to surface from its underground channel at Ramghat, before disappearing downstream once again.
Visited by devotees and inhabited daily by seers and sadhus, Ramghat is a sacred place that witnesses devotees taking a dip in the river and performing various ceremonies and prayers for the purification of their souls. The sounds of chanting mingled with the tinkle of bells, the smell of incense and the supplication of the devotees makes the ambience of Ramghat extremely serene and holy. As dusk approaches, the priests perform ‘Aarti’ on these steps and the place is lit up with lamps, creating a very soothing atmosphere. As with all such places, there are numerous ashrams located along the banks of the Mandakini.
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 to 3 hours|