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Ramtek is a City and municipal council in Nagpur district of the Maharashtra, India.HistoryRamtek has got Historic temple of lord Rama. It is believed that Ramtek was the place where Rama, the Hindu god, rested while he was in exile. Legend has it that the aashram of great Hindu sage Agastya was situated close to Ramtek. While the sages performed religious rites, the demons used to disrupt their activities and slayed a great number of holy men. Lord Rama was distressed to hear about this, and took a vow to relieve the world from the demons. 'Tek' means vow in local language, hence the word Ramtek comes from 'Vow of Ram'. Thus it is believed locally that whoever takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the gods for its fulfillment. The 'padukas' of Lord Ram are believed to have been worshipped here for centuries.The present temple is believed to have been built by the King of Nagpur, Raghuji Bhonsale, after his victory over fort of Deogarh in Chindwara. The present temple is 400 years old.This place is also famous for its relation with great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. It is believed that Kalidasa wrote Meghdootum in the hills of Ramtek. The Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narsimha Rao contested his election from Ramtek Constituency.Jain TempleRamtek is also known for ancient Jain temple with various ancient statues of Jain Tirthankara.The main idol of Shantinatha, the sixteenth Tirthankar has a legend associated with it.Ramtek is in Nagpur District. Plan trip to India with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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