Brahmanical style temple that have been constructed on the hill.of Ramtek …..…..
- Ramtek is located in the state of Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai (Mumbai) is approximately 721 km / 448 mi away from Ramtek (as the crow flies). The distance from Ramtek to India’s capital New Delhi (New Delhi) is approximately 831 km / 516 mi (as the crow flies).
- Main attractions of Ramtek are of the 27 Brahmanical style temple that have been constructed on the hill.
- Ramtek also known as Ramgiri, located about 50 kms to the northeast of the Nagpur city is considered as one of the holy places of the State of Maharashtra
- Some myths and legends are associated with Ramtek which was believed to be the place where Lord Rama rested while he was in exile.
- There is also legend that the ashram of the Hindu sage Agastya was located at this place and he was very much disrupted by the demons while doing his religious activities . Lord Rama was distressed to hear about this and took a vow (Tek in local language) to relieve the place from the demons. Due to this, place got the name Ramtek which means ‘vow of Ram’. It is believed that whoever takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the God for its fulfillment
- Ramtek is also association with the Great poet Kalidasa. He wrote his excellent poem, Meghdoot in the hills of Ramtek only. Infact, it is often said that it was the beauty of Ramtek Hills that inspired him to write the poem. The town was also the constituency from where Late Indian Prime Minister Narshima Rao fought his election.
- Ramtek is a small town, situated at a distance of approximately 42 km to the northeast of the Nagpur city of Maharashtra. It falls under the Nagpur district and is held in high regard by the Hindus. This is because this town is believed to be associated with Lord Rama. There is hill situated near Ramtek, known as the Ramgiri Hill. The hill houses a historical temple of Lord Rama, which is said to be more than 600 years old. This temple has greatly added to the travel attraction of the city.
- The major attractions here are the Rama temple (Ram Dham) which is believed to be more than 600 years old and a Jain temple named Shantinath Atishaya Kshetra with beautiful carvings and sculpture.
- Another attraction is Lakshmana Temple, which dates back to as far back as 1400 AD
- Covering an area of 1129 sq. miles, Ramtek consists of lush green hillocks, lovely lakes and a number of picturesque ancient temples
- The town serves as the venue of the Kalidasa Festival, held every year in the month of November. A fortnight-long festival, it boasts of performances by virtuosos in the field of music, dance and drama. Ramsagar Lake, a serene lake, and the Jain temple situated here are also worth having a look at.
- In the honor of great poet Kalidas Sanskrit University is established
- Main nearest place is Nagpur which is connected by all ways