Sri Ram Tirath Temple, Amritsar

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Sri Ram Tirath Temple is considered to be the ancient site of the hermitage of Rishi Valmiki. Dedicated to Lord Rama, this temple is situated at a distance of 11 km from Amritsar. As per the legends, the sage gave shelter to Goddess Sita at this ashram when she was abandoned by Lord Rama. Dating back to the period of Ramayana, Sri Ram Tirath Temple encompasses several temples and an old tank in its premises.

The temple highlights include a hut that marks the birthplace of Lord Rama’s sons, Lav and Kush and the ancient tank that was supposedly dug by Lord Hanumana. Rishi Valmiki’s hut and the stairwell where Goddess Sita used to take her bath are also preserved inside the complex. On a full moon day in the month of November, Sri Ram Tirath Temple hosts a four-day long annual fair that is worth a visit for tourists in Amritsar.

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