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What is Panchavati ? what is the history of the name ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 08 Feb '13 06:21 pm
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Panchavati is a place of religious significance and a pilgrimage spot, near the city of Nashik in Maharashtra, western India. In Hindu theology and epic Ramayana, Panchavati was the place in the forest of Dandakaranya (Danda Kingdom), where Rama built his home along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman during their exile period.
The name is derived from the Sanskrit paca five vata Banyan Tree. The area of five Banyan trees is situated on the banks of River Godavari in Nasik, Maharashtra, India.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Feb '13 06:23 pm

 
  
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Panchavati is a place of religious significance and a pilgrimage spot, near the city of Nashik in Maharashtra, western India. In Hindu theology and epic Ramayana, Panchavati was the place in the forest of Dandakaranya (Danda Kingdom), where Rama built his home along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman during their exile period!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 08 Feb '13 06:22 pm

 
  
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All religious activities in Nasik are centered around the holy Godavri River, especially on its Northern banks. Considered as one of the most holy spots, Panchavati is believed to to have been the shelter to Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita during their exile.

This sacred spot gets its name from the five banyan trees that are along the riverside. Believed to be a part of the Dandakaranya Forest, Panchavati has acquired a prominent place in the epic. People frequent here to take a holy dip which is believed to cleanse their sins.
Answered by anil garg, 08 Feb '13 09:41 pm

 
  
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Panchvati was the place where ram and sita lived when they left for vanvaas.
Answered by arun mishra, 08 Feb '13 06:25 pm

 
  
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