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Tapovan

tapovan

Tapovana or the Forest of Austerities is located hardly 1.5 km on the downstream of Panchwati on Godavari river.

Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is a pictorial spot and has a close association with the epic Ramayana. Lord Ram who is believed to have lived on fruits collected by Lakshmana from this forest. Besieged in the richness of lush greenery, Tapovan presents a tranquil ambience. At this place Lakshmana cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana . Therefore the city gets its name Nashik. This sacred place has temples of Ram Parnakuti, Laxmana. At the time of Sinhastha Kumbhamela majority of Sadhus camp at Tapovan.

tapovan

Laxmana – brother of Rama, cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana at this place and therefor the city get name Nasik. This sacred place has temples of Ram Parnakuti, Laxmana and Kund. This stunning locale enthralls the tourists mind with Godavari’s noiselessly babbling stream, long stretch of green woods and proximity to jungle’s flora and fauna.

This place is about 5 KM from central location of Nasik. At the time of Sinhastha Kumbhamela majority of Sadhus live in Tapovan and from here they go to take bath in River Godavari. About 25,000 sadhus live here in this period.