Ramayana is definitely one among the two epics written by Valmiki. The best thing about Ramayana is that apart from Lord Rama, it introduces us to many interesting characters on the way – One among them being Jatayu, the bird king!
Jatayu got himself brutally wounded in the process of saving Sita from Ravana’s clutches and breathed his last informing Rama about the kidnap and as per Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam, Taked village near Nashik is that holy place where Lord Rama met one of his great devotee – Jatayu!
A 42 km drive from Nashik Road (which consumes a lot more time than required due to the poor road conditions) is what it takes to reach the Sarv Tirth Jatayu Mandir, Taked. As the village lies on the outskirts of city, personal vehicles are the only mode of transport if you wish to visit there.
In order to pay a tribute to the legendary bird of Ramayana, A big temple is constructed at Taked known as the Sarv Tirth Jatayu Mandir.