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Indrakund at Panchavati in Nashik

Indrakund is a holy place on the banks of Aruna River at Panchavati in Nashik, Maharashtra. The holy pond and temple here is visited by devotees who are on a spiritual journey to Panchavati. Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman resided at Panchavati during their exile period in the Ramayana.

Story of Indrakund

Legend has it that Gautam Rishi cursed Indra to have pores in his body. To escape from the curse, Indra performed holy bath in the small pond here. He was then relieved of the curse and the place came to be known as Indrakund.

The Indrakund Devasthan here has murtis of Vishnu, Hanuman and Ganesha. There is also Shivling here.

Godavari River passes through the middle of Nashik city. The area on the northern banks of Godavari River is known as Panchavati. The area on the southern bank is known as Nashik city.

There are temples and sacred place on the both the banks but people pilgrims prefer to stay in northern bank because Tapovan and many tirths are located here.

The nearby Tirth include Koti Tirtha, Agni Tirtha, and Shukla Tirtha.