After Prabhu Shriram returned to Ayodhya from 14 years of exile, and annihilation of Ravana, on the first day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra, He was accorded a warm welcome by the residents of Ayodhya. Hoisting flags and decorating with floral garlands they celebrated the homecoming of their king. Shriramachandra freed distressed subjects from the clutches of King Vali. Those who were freed, hoisted flags on that day. This celebration commemorated Shriram’s annihilation of Vali and demoniacal tendencies. During the 14 year exile period Shriram, Sita and Lakshman lived on the Chitrakoot mountain.
We are presenting here rare photographs of River Godavari in the Chitrakoot mountain, the temple where Bharat and Rama reunited, the spot from where Shri Ramachandra killed Vali, etc. for the benefit of readers.
Prabhu Shriram is the lord of all devotees and the king of subjects of all times. Worshipping Maryada Purushottam Shriram as the ideal in all senses of the term, abiding by Dharma and performing spiritual practice, let us strive to establish Rama’s rule of righteousness (Ramrajya). Recollecting Shriram’s ideal observance of Dharma let us abide by Dharma consistently and become deserving of His grace. During His exile, Prabhu Shriramachandra performed His Divine play in innumerable ways. Let us see these places which have become sacred with Shriram’s setting foot on them during that era, with spiritual emotion (bhav).