Do you know why Lord Rama is followed as a most eminent personality in South east Asia?
The reasons are many - He referred himself as a human avatar, he struggled like a normal man all through his life and his deeds, actions, existence can still be recorded through a lot of ways.
We know the place Lord Rama was born as Ayodhya in Utttar Pradesh, India.
We know Lanka as Sri Lanka where Ravana lived.
We also know his wife Sita's Janakpur and the place where Lord Rama learned lessons from Rishi Vishwamitra.
The most important and significant factor of Lord Rama's existence can be compared with the existence of all the places as it is as suggested in Ramayana and Ramcharitmanas.
We all know about the epic journey of Lord Rama from Ayodhya to Lanka. The story of Ramayana is all about this epic journey and the events took place in the journey.
Almost everyone in India or well versed with Hinduism knows the story of how the Lord Rama defeated the evil demon Ravana, the ruler of Lanka (present day Sri Lanka) at the end of his 14 year long journey from Ayodhya to Lanka while he was banished from his kingdom and forced to wander and live in jungles. But what not many people are aware of are all the places he visited during his journey.
Here is a brief look at 12 important and not so important landmarks that were part of Lord Rama’s journey from Ayodhya to Lanka.
The route followed by Rama included following places: