Along with Ayodhya, govt focusing on developing Chitrakoot

Alongside developing Ayodhya where a Ram temple is being constructed, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is now focusing on developing Chitrakoot.

While Ayodhya is considered to be the birthplace of Ram, Chitrakoot is believed to be the place where Ram spent the first 12 years of his 14 years of exile, according to Hindu mythology.

The focus of the state government is not only to develop the region around Chitrakoot from the point of view of “religious tourism” as part of the “Ramayana Circuit”, but also as the “Sadhana Sthali” (the place of meditation) of Maharishi Valmiki, who wrote