Ramatirtha, Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Ramatirtha Temple of Mayurbhanj, Odisha with the Waterfall view

Ramatirtha (Odia: ରାମତୀର୍ଥ) is a sacred site in the Mayurbhanj district where Devi Sita stayed during their Tretaya Yuga Banbas. This location is near the town of Jashipur in Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

This place is around 96 kilometers away from Baripada, the district headquarter of Mayurbhanj. The distance from the state capital Bhubaneswar is around 285 kilometers. You can reach this place from Balasore also, which is around 153 kilometers.

Ramatirtha is situated beneath Similipal National Park's feet. It is the sole Crocodile Rearing Center in the Mayurbhanj district, and it draws a large number of tourists.

Sunset view with the waterfall at Ramatirtha Temple

Mythological History of Ramtirtha:

This place is well-known in Odisha for its natural beauty and Sri Rama temple. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Sri Rama along with Devi Sita, and his brother Laxman traveled through the forest of Similipal in Tretaya Yuga.

Due to tiredness, Devi Sita rested on the platform for a while and washed her face and feet in the river that runs underneath owing to exhaustion.

Inside view of Ramatirtha Temple in Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Then, under the name of Sri Rama and Devi Sita, Mayurbhanj's Ramatirtha became a renowned location.

Mahanta people commemorate the Tusumelana festival, also known as Tusu Parab, every year on Makar Sankranti at this place.


About the Photographer:

Odia Traveler and food blogger Manas Muduli

Manas Kumar Muduli, an Odia Technical professional, and a foodie by his passion. He uses to travel to different destinations and loves to taste the good vibes also the foods.

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