Pilgrim Sites You Must Visit While Attending Kumbh This Year
‘Kumbh Mela’ is one of the most awaited festivals of the year that devotees wait throughout the year for. Apart from mental peace and beliefs, Kumbh, held in Allahabad, offers various other opportunities that one can explore when they visit the site and enjoy an extended trip at the most lovable places, both devotional and beautiful in terms of location.
‘Kumbh Mela’ is one of the most awaited festivals of the year that devotees wait throughout the year for. Apart from mental peace and beliefs, Kumbh, held in Allahabad, offers various other opportunities that one can explore when they visit the site and enjoy an extended trip at the most lovable places, both devotional and beautiful in terms of location. There are a number of places in and around Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, that you must include in your list when you decide to visit Kumbh Mela with your family this year. All you need to do is add one more day to your trip to cover these locations.
The following places are conveniently reachable and can be considered for visiting:
• Hanuman Dhara: In the Ramayana, this location is crucial. Hanuman has a fire in his tail as he meets Mata Sita in Lanka. When he requested Lord Rama for advice on how to repair his tail, the latter directed him to this location. He advised him that a stream would emerge from this location and that cleaning his tail would make him feel better. Since then, this stream has been referred to as Hanuman Dhara, located at Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh border.
• Sita Rasoi: Goddess Sita prepared food for the brahmans in this location. You can see the cooking tools that Mata Sita employed. Sita Rasoi is the most important of the numerous temples in this area. This location has a stunning view of the surroundings. You can take pictures and play video games. You will witness statues of Lord Rama, Mata Sita, and Lord Lakshman as you ascend the stairs.
• Chitrakoot: It has its own personality and is a holy location renowned for both its natural beauty and spiritual elevation. In his book Sri Ramayanam, Sri Valmiki spoke about the place's purity and beauty. The location and the saints who lived there are described in great detail. Even before Sri Rama was born, Sri Valmiki wrote the Sri Ramayanam. As a result, the location was already renowned and revered before Sri Rama stepped foot there. In the words of the saint Bhardwaj, Valmiki extols the virtues of this location, and Sri Rama is counselled to make it his home during his exile.
• Ramghat: Ramghat and Sita ghat are the modern names for the ghats where Sri Rama and Sri Sita used to bathe in the river. Since Sri Rama had performed his father's final rites here, Ramghat is a sacred location. People still congregate at Ramghat in the evening to offer aarti to the Mandakini River. Tulsidas and Ramghat are both honoured today.
Hanuman Dhara and Sita Rasoi are some of these places that can be conveniently visited through ropeways. Both places are located at a considerable height and can be reached by every age group through this mode of transportation. Ropeways are said to be one of the safest modes of transport as it offers quick connectivity, and Damodar Ropeway Infratech Limited (DRIL) is one of the country’s most trusted ropeways providers that operates the mode in the region. Ropeways are considered cost-efficient, quick and convenient transportation modes, especially in hilly areas.
Aditya Chamaria, Managing Director, Damodar Ropeway and Infra Limited (DRIL)