Ramtek is a city in the Nagpur district of Maharashtra and is famous for the historic Lord Rama temple. It is said that Lord Rama rested in Ramtek for some days during his fourteen-year-old exile. Sage Agastya’s ashram was situated in the mountains of Ramtek. During religious activities at the ashram, demons would often come and kill sages. When Lord Rama got to know about it, he got very disturbed and he vowed to eliminate the demons from the world. The ‘Tek’ in Ramtek means ‘vow’ in local language and it’s at Ramtek that Lord Rama took the vow – hence the name Ramtek. Nation Next takes you on a pictorial tour of Ramtek.
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