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Guha – Story of Guha in the Ramayana

Guha is the name of the hunter-chieftain who helps Sri Ram during his exile. His story is found in Ayodhya Khanda of Ramayana. Guha is a prime example of humility, reverence and friendship. He resided and ruled from Sringaverapura on the banks of Ganga. Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman visited Guha during Sri Ram’s 14 year exile.

Guha received Sri Ram warmly and offered fruits and roots.


Guha and Lakshman talk during night while guarding against enemies. Both exchange their fears and Lakshman also predicts something bad will happen in Ayodhya due to Sri Ram leaving the capital.

Next day Guha ferries Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman across the Ganga.

Guha also helped Bharata who came in search of Sri Ram.

When Sri Ram returned victorious to Ayodhya from Lanka, He sent Hanuman to inform of his return and to invite Guha to Ayodhya.