Gupt Godavari snapshot
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Gupt Godavari is a cavern located at a distance of 19 km south of Ram Ghat. As per the legend, the Godavari River emerging as a perennial stream from the rocks deep inside this cave, flows down to another cave below and then disappears. A massive rock is seen protruding out of the ceiling which is believed to be the remains of the Demon Mayank.
This demon had the audacity of stealing Sita's clothes when she was bathing and hence was killed by Laxman. It is believed that during their exile, Lord Rama along with his brother Laxmana held a court in this cave. Tourists can find a beautifully carved sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva at the entrance of the cave.
Tourists visiting this attraction are advised to take precautions as there are several bats inhabiting the cave.
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There are a number of places around Chitrakoot connected with Lord Rama. Part of the town is in UP and rest is in MP. But it appears that both states are neglecting this important pilgrim centre. The roads are really in bad condition and if it is rainy on the day, it is better to stay in the hotel.
Gupt Godavari is a perennial stream of water in the caves on Kamadgiri. It is a huge cavern with beautiful formation. Here we do not see the normal stalactite found in most of the caverns. It appears as though some persons have chipped the rocks to make this. There are pedestal formation on which idols are kept. There are three caves from one of the points water comes and to reach that point, one has to wade through the water in narrow gaps between the rocks. Even though there are electric lights, the whole place lacks proper management in handling the crowd. The whole setting is simply breath-taking, with green mountains all around.
Even though you get something to eat, it is better to carry a packed lunch and something to munch. Bottled water is available. There are a number of places worth seeing in that area. For anyone, who likes to see the Chitrakoot area, they should plan to stay overnight at Chitrakoot, where you can get decent accommodation. We did not stay at Chitrakoot.
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