Nashik is very important place of pilgrimage all over the world. This place is known as 'Lila Sthali' of Lord Shri Ramchandra. Nasik, previously known as part of province 'Dandkaranya' is purified place of residence of lakhs of sages due to their worship to Lord Ramchandra. Lord gave them benedictions of eternal association. The place where they performed there austerities is known as Tapovan.
Lord Ramchandra killed many demons sent by Ravana in Nasik He stayed here in shrine along with Laxmana(brother) and Sita Devi, His eternal consort. These pastimes are mentioned in Ramayana -‘Brief biography of Shri Ramchandra’ composed by great sage Shri Valmiki Muni’. Lord killed demons by his bow and arrows. He killed Khar & Dushana. Brothers of Ravana attacked with 14000 demons army to take revenge for sister Surpanakha, her nose cut by Laxmana as a punishment for her misbehavior towards Sitadevi. As Surpankha wished to kill Sitadevi and get mundane pleasures with the Lord, Lord Ramchandra along with Laxmana killed all the demons in a matter of half an hour.
For Gaudiya Vaishnava importance of Nasik Dham is mentioned in Chaitanya Charitamrita. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during his South India tour visits Nashik and bathes in holy Rama Kunda Tirtha. He visits all holy places in Nashik.
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