The Uttarakhand tourism growth company is prone to develop a ‘Ramayana’ circuit comprising all holy websites linked with Ramayana within the state to spice up non secular tourism.
Underneath the initiative, officers are eager to carry holy websites related to Ramayana and construct them for vacationers to go to and find out about. “We’ve some holy websites and temples within the state that are linked with Ramayana. We’ll develop all of them and produce it below our initiative of Ramayana circuit to spice up non secular tourism within the state,” state tourism minister Satpal Maharaj mentioned. The minister was among the many saints current in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya in the course of the basis stone-laying ceremony.
“We’ve some holy websites and temples within the state that are linked with Ramayana. We’ll develop all of them and produce it below our initiative of Ramayana circuit to spice up non secular tourism within the state,” Satpal mentioned.
Revealing extra particulars on the idea, Satpal mentioned, “We’ve Bharat and Shatrughan temple in Rishikesh the place it’s believed that the 2 met Lord Ram to induce him to return to Ayodhya from his sojourn within the forest. Other than this, we even have Raghunath temple in Devprayag which was visited by Lord Ram.”
“We’ll hyperlink all of those locations and develop them. It would assist the individuals know in regards to the significance of Uttarakhand in Ramayana in addition to appeal to them to go to,” mentioned Maharaj.
The tourism minister additionally mentioned that he had mentioned the idea with Union minister of tourism Prahlad Singh Patel just a few days in the past.
“I urged him to evaluate the opportunity of creating related circuits in all these states which have some reference to Ramayana. I additionally urge him to get a examine executed on the importance of Ramayana on a number of the South East Asian international locations the place it is part of their tradition,” mentioned Maharaj.
Uttarakhand tourism division has additionally been creating Mahabharat circuit and Sita circuit within the state to spice up non secular tourism.
“We’re already engaged on them. This new circuit can even open new avenues of non secular tourism within the state,” mentioned Maharaj.
In November final yr, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had introduced that the state authorities will likely be creating a Sita Mata circuit in Pauri Garhwal district to draw pilgrims and vacationers from internationally. It’s on this a part of the Himalayas, based on Hindu custom, Sita went inside earth.
It’s believed that Goddess Sita went contained in the earth within the Phalswari village of Pauri Garhwal district the place a small Sita Mata temple stands to mark the occasion. The village is located at a distance of 15 km from the Pauri city, which witnesses a Sita Mata truthful yearly for 3 days within the month of Might.