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Sita Kund

Sita Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage site situated about six kilometer east of Munger town, in Bihar. It is a sacred place which owes an enthralling history back to the times of Treta Yug of Indian Epic.

According to legend Goddess Sita, Wife of Lord Ram was kidnapped by the demon King Ravana. Lord Ram rescued his wife Sita from Lanka after killing Ravana. There was undignified rumors for goddess Sita about her purity after spending 14 years of captive life in Lanka. In order to satisfy all public opinion lord Ram asked goddess Sita to prove her purity by attaining the fire ordeal (Agni Pariksha). Goddess Sita came out of the fire test successfully without any harm to her physical body. After the Agni Pariksha she took bath in a pool, the heat of her body which she had absorbed from the fire reduced and the pool water became hot. This place became famous as Sita Kund.

Sita Kund is one of the most visited place in Munger District. This place creates a lot of inquisitiveness among the visitors. Other than Sita Kund there are four more pools near it. In the north there is Ram Kund, while to the west there are three more Kund after the name of three brothers of Lord Ram, named as Lakshman Kund, Bharat Kund and Shatrughan Kund. Surprisingly all the pools water except Sita Kund are cold. The temperature of hot spring varies from time to time. It is observed that the temperature decreases during summer. In an experiment it was found that the water of Sita Kund remain pure for eight months. The water is transparent, clear and numerous small bubbles come out from the rocky bed at bottom. There are many explanation based on scientific research about the hot spring but the mythological belief is a priority among the devotees.

There is an ancient temple near Sita Kund.

Large number of pilgrims visit this place throughout the year. During Magha Purnima which usually starts in the beginning of February month, the number of visitors are high. The festival Magha Mela starts during this period.