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Dandaka is an extensive forest near the Godavari River
. The Ramayana
has many references of Dandaka where Lord Rama
wandered often. Rama was living in a hermitage in the Dandaka forest when Ravana
carried off Sita. During her unhappy times Sita
loved a river, which was said to be a tributary to the Godavari running through the dense forests and wild districts.
Dandaka is again a class of metre in Sanskrit which admits an inordinate length of the verse. Dandaka may consist of any number of syllables from twenty-seven to nine hundred and ninety-nine and the specific name varies accordingly.
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