From The Caves And Jungles Of Hindostan Translated From The Russian Of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky



























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The legend says that Rama spent here a night on his way from Ayodhya
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The Legend Says That Rama Spent Here A Night On His Way From Ayodhya (Oudh) To Lanka (Ceylon) To Fetch His Wife Sita Who Had Been Stolen By The Wicked King Ravana.

Rama's brother Lakshman, whose duty it was to send him daily a new lingam from Benares, was late in doing so one evening.

Losing patience, Rama erected for himself a lingam of sand. When, at last, the symbol arrived from Benares, it was put in a temple, and the lingam erected by Rama was left on the shore. There it stayed during long centuries, but, at the arrival of the Portuguese, the "Lord of Sand" felt so disgusted with the feringhi (foreigners) that he jumped into the sea never to return. A little farther on there is a charming tank, called Vanattirtha, or the "point of the arrow." Here Rama, the much worshipped hero of the Hindus, felt thirsty and, not finding any water, shot an arrow and immediately there was created a pond. Its crystal waters were surrounded by a high wall, steps were built leading down to it, and a circle of white marble dwellings was filled with dwija (twice born) Brahmans.

India is the land of legends and of mysterious nooks and corners. There is not a ruin, not a monument, not a thicket, that has no story attached to it. Yet, however they may be entangled in the cobweb of popular imagination, which becomes thicker with every generation, it is difficult to point out a single one that is not founded on fact.

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