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Chitrakoot Parikrama

Chitrakoot Parikrama is the circumambulation of holy places in Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh in India. Devotees walk to various holy places in the town. Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman resided at Chitrakoot during their exile period in the Ramayana.

Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, is believed to have performed many pujas and rituals at this holy place. King Nala performed penance here to get back his kingdom.

The Chitrakoot Parikrama is performed at Kamadgiri Hill which is around 2 km from the town.

The route of the Parikrama is more than 4 kilometers and there are numerous temples and sacred places on the way.

The important temples on the way are Mukharavinda Temple, Charanapaduka Temple (where one can find the foot prints of Bhagvan Sri Ram), Lakshmana Temple, Pancha Tirtha – abode of Surya, Chandra, Vayu, Agni and Varuna and Bharatkupa.

Bharakupa is a pond which contains water collected by Bharata from many sacred rivers hoping to anoint Bhagvan Sri Ram as king of Ayodhya.