Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Gupt Godavari Cave

 

 

 

Gupt Godavari is a cavern located at a distance of 19 km south of Ram Ghat. As per the legend, the Godavari River emerging as a perennial stream from the rocks deep inside this cave, flows down to another cave below and then disappears.

 

 

 

 

A massive rock is seen protruding out of the ceiling which is believed to be the remains of the Demon Mayank.

 

 


This demon had the audacity of stealing Sita's clothes when she was bathing and hence was killed by Laxman. It is believed that during their exile, Lord Rama along with his brother Laxmana held a court in this cave. Tourists can find a beautifully carved sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva at the entrance of the cave.

 

                                                                                                  

 

 

Source:  
http://www.holidayiq.com/Gupt-Godavari-Chitrakoot-Sightseeing-1231-9529.html