on the hanks of the famous Sarayu river, taking `its origin in the Kumayun
mountains and is also called Gongra. It finds a reverent mention in the Rig Veda
along with Sindhu and Saraswati. It as here on the banks of that self-same holy
river Rama was born, nurtured and finally ended his life, making it all the more holy. Realising its holiness, yatris go to it for ceremonial both. For
facilitating easy bath in Sarayu, many ghats with broad embankments and sturdy
flights of stairs are built by philanthropists from time to time. Among
them Ramghat, Lakshmanghat, Sugrivghat and I Angadghat are specially famous.
lnvariably pilgrims take a dip at Swargadwara Rarnghat. The Saiva shrine of
Nageswara Mahadev adjoining this lures them first. Another temple Darsaneswar
situated in the garden is also worth-seeing. Offering prayers to Siva lingas
and other images of gods, they walk straight to 'Hanumangati.