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Sitabani Temple inside Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand - Sitavani Temple


Sita Bani Temple is located inside Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The legend associated with the temple began in the Treta Yuga, when Lord Rama banished Mata Sita to the forest. She took refuge in the ashram of Sage Valmiki. The temple is also known as Sitavani or Sitabani or Sitawani

It is believed that Sita Bani Temple is located at the spot where Sita lived in the forest along with Luv and Kush. Legend also has it that Mata Sita entered into lap of Mother Nature at the Sita Bani Temple.

Sitavani Temple

To reach Sita Bani or Vani Temple, one has to travel around 20 kilometers from Ramnagar. After this, one has to descend around 20 steps to reach the temple area.

The temple is a small structure. One can see a murti of Mata Sita with Luv and Kush sitting on her lap. There is a beautiful Shivling near the sanctum of Mata Sita.

Lord Ganesha is also worshipped in the sanctum.

There is a small pond in the vicinity with water that tastes sweet.

The other murtis found in the temple are of Ram Parivar (Sita, Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman), Panchmukhi Hanuman, Maa Durga and Ganesha.

A striking feature of the Ram Parivar murti in the temple is that Mata Sita is in the center not Bhagavan Sri Ram.