Video - In and Around Ram Tirath Temple
History of Temple
Even in the holy book of Hindus, The Ramayana, the place is mentioned. Sita Mata had come here after Lord Rama deserted her and got shelter in Maharishi Valmiki's hermitage. Sage Valmiki trained the children of Lord Ram, Luv and Kush and made them proficient in all fields, be it warfare or religious / social education. Annual Fair is held in Ram Tirth in the month of November on the full moon day. The fair lasts for four days.
Another prime attraction of Ram Tirth in Amritsar is its four day long fair which is organized from a long time. Today, a large number of tourists across India come to visit this exotic place. A beautiful manifestation of the Ramayana, the Ram Tirth in Amritsar, captivates each and every devotee who steps into this quaint abode of divine characters.
Floating of tullas is a special feature of the fair. On the puranmashi night, women light lamps which are made out of kneaded flour and fed with pure ghee or mustard oil, place them on leaf plates or boat shaped carriers made of sarkanda reeds, and release them to float in the tank, reciting devotional songs and hymns, This ceremony called tulla toarna (floating of tullas) is believed to wash off the sins and to please Rama.
Significance of the temple
The General belief among the pilgrims who visit to the sacred place would be incomplete if they fail to give something in charity to beggars, lepers and crippled persons. They give alms to such persons in the form of cash, clothes and eatables.
The entertainment here in the midst of the Tirth include merry go rounds, feats by acrobats, magic shows, exhibition of wild animals, singing minstrels,etd. During the fair here the conferences are also organised by various religious and social bodies.
Time to visitAmritsar in Punjab experiences extreme type of weather. The summers are too hot and winters are too cold. Best time to visit Amritsar is between the months of October and March from the climatic prespective though otherwise anytime of the year is the best time to visit this great place.
Accommodation Facilities at the Temple
The Punjab Roadways ply special buses between Amritsar and Ram Tirath during the days of the fair.
A large number of stalls are established here by confectioners, dealers in general merchandise, petty shopkeepers and hawkers.
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How to Reach Ram Tirth Temple
- To reach the temple by air, the nearest airport Raja Sani International Airport is well connected to the other parts of the country by regular flights. Today there are Jet Airways, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Air India which offer flights to Amritsar from Delhi, Birmingham and London and few other places as well.
- Through Railways, Amritsar is directly connected to rest of India via rail route. It takes about 6 to 10 hours to reach Amritsar by train from Delhi.
- By way of Road, regular deluxe and non-deluxe buses are available from I.S.B.T. Delhi to Amritsar. Volvo bus service is also available.