Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Ramanagara’s name was based on the historical story of the Ramayana. One place which traces its history to Ramayana is Rama temple near Ramanagara. Local residents still worship at the temple as they believe Lord Rama had walked through this place during vanavasa. His footsteps on the banks of Arkavathi have been “well preserved” even today. Not just that small temple has been constructed to preserve the “scared” footsteps.

Kakasura Betta, which is nearby, also has an interesting legend connected with it. Locals say that when Rama and Sita were exiled to the forest, Kaakasura, a demon, smitten by Sita’s looks, took the form of a crow and began harassing her. When Sita requested Rama to intervene, Rama flung a piece of grass to the crow. The grass turned into an arrow which struck the trouble-making crow, blinding its one eye. Seeing its life in danger, the demon pleaded with Lord Rama to forgive him. Lord Rama did that and in turn also ordered him never to come back on the hillock. Locals claim since then, not a single crow is found in this place.

Hence when Dr Ashwathnarayan recently visited Ayodhya along with silver brick dedication for the upcoming Ayodhya temple. He paid the visit along with 150 local pilgrims from Ramnagara; he did complete justice to this relevance with conviction. As a leader who is not just born into a Hindu family but is a strong practitioner of Hindu ideology. Such godly interventions will bring in added prosperity and growth to the district.

Hinduism teaches that every Hindu should not just respect another Hindu, but all humans above all religious lines, sect, communal and caste divisions. Hinduism preaches cohesiveness and preservation not only of mankind but of all natural resources, animals, and all other species. As per widespread belief & available information, the only religion anywhere in the globe in which nature is worshipped, where trees, birds, and planets are revered in Hinduism. So, when a person claims to be a strong Hindutva leader, he is wanting to become a true humanitarian leader in totality.

Ramanagara is well known for its sericulture, and is nicknamed Silk Town and Silk City. The silk produced in this region forms the input for the famous Mysore Silk. Ramanagara is the largest market for silk cocoons in Asia. The town is not just known for “Sholay” film or local granites but much more.

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