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The manuscripts of the great epic of Ramayana were written by the great Maharishi Balmiki at this place known as Ram Tirath. The other story that made Ram Tirath famous is that it has witness the birth of Luv and Kush who were the twin sons of Lord Rama and Devi Sita. The hut in which the birth took place can still be seen here and in today’s time it has pictures and statues that narrate the stories of ancient times in Sanskrit language. In the month of November, a fest is organized that goes for four days.


Ram Tirath is located at a distance of 16 kilometers towards the west direction of the city of Amritsar on Choganwan Road. On the full-moon night in the month of November a four day fest is organized and this practice of holding a fest each year is being held for uncountable number of years on the occasion of Kartika Puran Mashi. This fest is well known event in the entire world.


The place got its name famous since the great era of the Ramayana. This is the place where Devi Sita had stayed for a long period of time when Lord Rama left her after she returned from Lanka. Maharishi Balmiki provided haven to Devi Sita at this point. It was at this place that Luv and Kush were born. Both the brothers got there academic qualification from Great Maharishi Balmiki. They were also imparted knowledge on the social and political realms by the guru. They also got their expertise in combats at this place. Maharishi Balmiki trained both Luv and Kush in all the spheres. A water tank that is believed to be dug by Hanuman for the usage by Devi Sita still can be seen at this place. A four day fest in the month of November is held every year.


Another big celebration held at this place is the five day celebration that happens fifteen days after the fest of Diwali. The water tank that was dug by Hanuman to be used by Devi Sita still holds an extreme importance in the beliefs of the people visiting this place. The water in the tank is considered to be sacred. The tank is 3km in its boundaries and there are number of small temples that have been constructed on the banks of the tank. It is considered auspicious to take bath in the holy water of the tank on the morning of Poornima. Poornima also named as Puranmashi is a full moon day. The devotees after taking the dip in the holy tank move around the perimeter of the tank while reciting the Ram-Ram mantra. The other celebration performed on the night of full moon is done by floating the lamps made of flour filled with ghee on the leaf in the holy tank by the women of the society. They also sing sacred songs during this celebration and this event is named as Tulla Toarna. The place witnesses almost one lakh devotees during this celebration. Meditation is practiced by various saints who have long hair and are commonly known as the Jatadhari saints. Another place famous in Amritsar is the Baori of Devi Sita which has belief attached to it that it helps in blessing women to conceive after she takes a holy dip in it on the day of full moon. Many people from all over India come and visit this place to offer their prayers.

How to Reach

By Train

The major station of Punjab that connects the cities of Punjab to the other states and cities in India is Amritsar Railway station. The trains can be boarded to reach Amritsar directly from major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bhopal. There is also a rail head that connects Amritsar and Pakistan.

By Bus

Buses operated by the state government ply to and fro from Amritsar to the nearby cities and states. Amritsar is directly connected the capital of India Delhi via Grand Trunk Road. Volvo and luxury buses can also be boarded from Delhi to reach the city of Amritsar.

By Air

The airport of city of Amritsar is named as Raja Sansi International Airport that has flights plying from cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The airport is located very near to major town and a taxi charges only 100 rupees from airport to city of Amritsar. Many International flights land at Mumbai and Chennai from where the local flights can be boarded to reach Amritsar.

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