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Sugreevas Cave

Sugreevas Cave

This cave you would find on your way to the King’s balance from the Kodandarama Temple. Located almost on the river shore, this is a naturally formed cave by huge boulders one leaning over the other.

It’s believed that this is the place where the mythical monkey warrior, Sugreeva lived. He used the cave to hide the jewels dropped by Sita, when the demon king Ravana abducted her. Later Sugreeva met Rama & Laxmana nearby the riverside searching for Sita. The colored pattern at the rock in locale parlance called Sita Konda. It depicts the pattern on the costume of Sita.

In about 15 minutes walk from Kodandarama Temple towards Kings’ balance you can spot this on your left side. A climb down the flat rock would bring you at the cave entrance. Though it’s possible to enter the cave, there’s nothing much to see inside. In fact this is a tiny alcove than a cave. The cave stands at the edge of a flat rocky expanse. A number of carved footprints can be seen on the floor of this flat surface. This depicts the footprints of Rama & Laxmana. It’s a sacred symbol for the Hindus.

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