nThe Chhattisgarh government will develop the Saptrishi Ashram situated on different mountains in the Sihawa mountain range, all of which were visited by Lord Ram during his exile.
This will be part of Chhattisgarh's ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’, a tourist circuit on the path taken by Lord Ram.
The ashrams are located around 80 km from Dhamtari's district headquarters.
According to an official communication, Lord Ram during his exile visited Muchkund Rishi, Agastya Rishi, Angira Rishi, Shringi Rishi, Kankar Rishi, Sharabhang Rishi and Gautama Rishi and others in their respective ashrams. He sought blessings from them.
Sihawa is also known for the origin of Mahanadi river. Lord Ram is said to have stayed in these places.
Sihawa area has the tradition of ‘Gurukul’ system of education. Lord Ram had spiritual interactions on different topics with all the seers.
Similarly, Sitanadi river flows towards the south from Sihawa. Moving ahead, Lord Ram also went to the Kankar Rishi Ashram (Kanker).
The official statement said that beautification and connecting of these spots through road related works will be undertaken.