Exile (Rama)

During Rama’s 14 years exile he, Sita and Lakshmana settled down in the following places.

Chitrakuta, here Bharata, one of the four brothers, tried in vain to persuade Rama to return to Ayodhya.

They moved on to Dandaka Forest, Dandakaranya, where countless sages had their hermitages.

Finally, sage Agastya advised Rama to look for a permanent home in Panchavati, a part of Dandakaranya. There Lakshmana built a bamboo hut for them. In Panchavati, Sita was kidnapped by Ravana and Rama and Lakshmana went in search of her via Kishkinda to Lanka.