Ram Tirth is a holistic place of Devi Sita, where she spent a long time and gave birth to her twin sons, Luv and Kush in the ‘Ashram’ of Rishi Valmiki, who wrote Ramayan, the great Indian Epic. The Ashram still exists in Ram Tirth Amritsar and attracts lots of devotees, who flock to this place to offer prayers to the great deities like King Ram and Devi Sita. It lies at a short distance of 11 km in the outskirts of the city and on the western side of Chogawan road in Amritsar. The temple is as ancient as the period of Ramayana and depicts the pitied story of Devi Sita and her life at the Ashram. There is a small pond with a few stairs where Devi Sita used to take bath. She came into this ashram after being deserted by King Rama.
Ram Tirth Amritsar | Image Resource : amritsar.nic.in
Every year in the month of November, an annual fair takes place on the full moon day and the fair continues till the fourth day. The temple and its surroundings are the gateway to step in the prehistoric period of Ramayana and it magnetizes a large number of devotees towards the appealing domicile of divine characters. There is a holistic tank, which is believed to be dug by Hanuman and has a circumference of 3 km along with some temples located on the sides of the tank. It is considered to be auspicious to take dip in the holy tank on the full moon day. A 30-feet broad path runs around the tank so that the pilgrims can walk around it while chanting mantra. The most significant part of the temple as mentioned earlier is the annual fair in which about one lakh pilgrims take part. A large number of women rather than men with a belief of getting children as gifts from the Goddess visit during the fair and take bath on the night of full moon.
Ram Tirth temple Amritsar | Image Resource : spiritualsoul.net
It was a peaceful and resting time for me in the Ram Tirth Amritsar. After coming out of the temple, I was more energetic to visit the next destination, which was a museum of the great king of Punjab.