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Lakes - from Valmiki Ramayana

  1. Pancha Apsara Lake (Where Sri Rama visited during forest exile)
  2. Pampa Sarovar (Where Sri Rama visited during forest exile)


Pancha Apsara Lake - from Valmiki Ramayana:

Sri Rama & Forest Valmiki Ramayana (Aranya Kanda 11): Story of sage Mandakarni and five Apsaras: Sri Rama visited the Pancha Apsara lake during forest exile after visiting Suteekshna ashrama (first visit). From that lake was emanating melodies of songs and music. Sri Rama heard from sage Dharmavrita the story of sage Mandakarni marrying five Apsaras and living within that lake. (After this Sri Rama stayed in various hermitages of sages in Dandakaranya and ten years gradually elapsed.).

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Pampa Sarovar - from Valmiki Ramayana:

Sri Rama & Forest Valmiki Ramayana (Aranya Kanda 75): Sri Rama visits: During forest exile, while Sri Rama was searching for Devi Sita, He reached the Pampa Sarovar to meet Sugreeva as per the advice of Kabandha. Near the Pampa Sarovar was Rishyamukha Parvata where Sugreeva lived along with four vanaras.

Sri Rama describing Pampa Sarovar: Sri Rama described the beauty of Pampa Sarovar to Lakshmana.


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Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
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