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Where did Lord Rama stay with Sita and brother Lakshman during their 14 years of exile?
According to Ramayana and researchers, after leaving Ayodhya, Shri Ram first reached Tamsa River, which is 20 km away from Ayodhya.
It is described in Ramayana that Lord Rama had to go into exile for 14 years. In this exile, Lord Rama was accompanied by his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.
All three left Ayodhya and lived in various places from the north to the south of India for 14 years. During the period of exile, Shri Ram and Lakshman received education and knowledge from many sages. Let us know where Lord Ram went during his exile.
According to Ramayana and researchers, after leaving Ayodhya, Shri Ram first reached Tamsa River, which is 20 km away from Ayodhya. From here, all three crossed the Gomti river and reached Shringverpur, located at a distance of 20-22 kilometers from Prayagraj.
This was the kingdom of Nishadraj at that time. It was here on the banks of Ganga that he asked Vat to help him cross the Ganga. In Ramayana, there is mention of 'Singraur' situated 22 miles north-west of Allahabad. This city was situated on the banks of Ganga valley. There is a place called Kurai in Allahabad district.
Shri Ram crossed Yamuna river near Sangam and reached Chitrakoot. Bharat had reached Chitrakoot to take Ram back to Ayodhya. Satna (Madhya Pradesh) was the ashram of Atri Rishi near Chitrakoot. Shriram had spent some time in the ashram.
After the ashram of Atri Rishi, Shri Ram made the dense forests of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh his shelter. Shri Ram spent most of his exile here. Lived here for more than 10 years.
After staying in the ashrams of the monks in Dandakaranya, Shri Ram went to the ashram of Agastya Muni in Nashik. Shri Ram also spent some time of his exile in the ashram of Panchvati August Rishi in Nashik. This is the place where Lakshman cut off Shurpanakha's nose. After this both the brothers fought with Khar and Dushan. After killing Marich, Khar and Dushan in this area, demon king Ravana abducted Mother Sita and also killed Jatayu. While searching for Sita, Shri Ram-Lakshman reached the area of Tungabhadra and Kaveri rivers.
On the way he also visited Shabari Ashram near Pampa River, which is nowadays situated in Kerala. They moved towards Rishyamook mountain. Here he met Hanuman and Sugriva. After this Shri Ram formed his army and moved towards Lanka.