13 Ancient Sites From Ramayana Existing Even Now

Hampi

Ramayana, one of the most popular Epics of the Hindu religion, has seen its impact transcend generations and affect them in more than one way. However, often, there have been discussions on whether the Epic indeed transpired in reality or not.

Nonetheless, although not very clear proof, in this article, we talk about a few sites, which were not only mentioned in the Hindu Epic but also exist in the present time. This suggests that, maybe, Ramayana had happened after all.

Ayodhya

Still present in the state of Uttar Pradesh with the same name, Ayodhya is the capital of the Kosala Kingdom, to which Lord Ram belonged. Ram was born in Ramkot, in the southern part of Ayodhya.

Ayodya

Prayag

Called as Allahabad now, Prayag was the first place where Ram, Sita, and Lakshmana took rest for the first time after leaving the kingdom to serve the 14-year exile.

Prayag

Chitrakoot

Located in Madhya Pradesh, this was the place where Bharat requested Ram to return to the kingdom. Bharat Milap is said to be the exact place where the duo reunited after a long time.

Panchavati

It is here that the famous incident of Raavan abducting Sita happened. Ram Kund is the place where Ram used to bathe.

Panchavati

Dandakaranya

Located in Chattisgarh, this is where Lakshmana cut Surpanakha’s nose and triggered Raavan’s anger.

Dandakaranya

Lepakshi

It is at this place where Jatayu got his wings cut by Raavan and fell to the ground, after trying to prevent the abduction of Sita. Jatayu attained Moksha in this place after the incident.

Kishkindha

Also known as Hampi in Karnataka now, Kishkindha is the kingdom of Bali and Sugriva. This is also the place where Ram met Hanuman.

Hampi

Rameshwaram

Located in Tamil Nadu, Rama and Vanara army built a bridge to Lanka in Rameshwaram. The bridge is named Rama Setu.

Rameshwaram

Ashok Vatika

Called Ashokavanam now, this place, located in Sri Lanka, is where Sita was held captive after she refused to stay in Raavan’s palace.

Sri Lanka

Ussangonda

Also a place in Sri Lanka, here is where Raavan used to park his famous Pushpak Vimaan.

Sri Lanka

Talaimanner

Connected by Ram Setu to India, this locale in Sri Lanka is where Ram first stepped on the Lankan soil. This is also the spot where Ram killed Raavan.

Sri Lanka

Divurumpola

In Sri Lanka, Divurumpola is where Sita underwent “Agni Parkisha”. It is a famous place among locals.

Ramayana

Mithila

Located in Janakpur of Nepal, this was the kingdom of Janaka, Sita’s father.

Mithila

If we’ve missed any then add the places you know in the comments below.