Ramtek is a city as well as a municipal council, situated in the Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. There is a very old and historic temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Rama in Ramtek. The temple is believed to have been built by the King of Nagpur Raghuji Bhonsale, after he emerged out victorious over fort of Deogarh in Chindwara.
People believe that Ramtek was the place where Rama originally rested when he was in exile. As per the legend, it is also noted that the great Hindu sage, Agastya had his ashram located close to the city of Ramtek. As per the Hindu mythology it is stated that when the sages performed religious rites, at that time the demons disrupted their holy activities and even slaughtered many numbers of holy men. The Hindu God, Lord Rama was very upset to learn about this and he then took a vow to mitigate the World from the attacks of the demons. The term,'Tek' means vow in the local language, therefore the word “Ramtek” originates from the 'Vow of Ram'. Therefore it is believed locally that any I who individual who takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the gods for the fulfillment of the vow. People have been worshipping the holy 'padukas' of Lord Ram here for many centuries.