Sita Kund, Munger District, Bihar
Sita-Kund is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site situated in Bihar. Legend has it that Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, after being rescued from Lanka had to appear for a test here to prove her purity.
Sita-Kund is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site nestled in the Bihar state of India. It is situated 5 km west of Sitamarhi town which is a popular visitor's attraction. Sita-Kund has set of hot springs along with an adjacent ancient Hindu temple. Also to the north is a reservoir of cold water, known as Ramkund, while to the west there are three more pools called after the three brothers of Lord Rama namely Lakshmana Kund, Bharata Kund, and Shatrughana Kund.
History of Sita Kund
Sita Kund owes an intriguing and enthralling history. Its history goes back to the times of the Ramayana, an Indian Epic. Legend has it that Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, after being rescued from Lanka had to appear for a test here to prove her purity. Lord Rama asked his consort Sita to prove her chastity in order to satisfy and quell all the public opinion and undignified rumours. With a lot of despair, she gladly agreed to the Agni Pariksha or the fire ordeal. She came out of the fire test unscathed. The heat of her body which she had absorbed from the fire was imparted to the pool in which she bathed. As per local belief, the hot spring is now an enclosed and grilled reservoir and is visited by a large number of pilgrims from all over the country. The local tourists come and visit this place with reverence on the day of the full moon day of Magha month.
Beauty of Sita Kund
The water of Sita Kund is clear and transparent and sends up numerous bubbles from its rocky bed. The magnetic water therefore has various explanations that have been suggested by several people, such as deep seated thermodynamics action and variation of under ground volcanic activities.
Nearby Attraction of Sita Kund
Adjacent to the place, there is another historical site mixed with mythology called Sitamarhi. The town is situated along the border of Nepal and is approximately 140 km away from Patna. Sitamarhi is a sacred place and its history goes back to Treta Yug. The place is said to be the birthplace of Sita, the daughter of Janaki and the wife of Lord Rama of Ayodhaya. The district called Sitamarhi District is also said to derive its name from Sita.
(Last Updated on : 09-05-2015)
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