Kalaram Temple : Prime Minister Visit
The Prime Minister of India visited the Kalaram Mandir on the banks of the Godavari in the Panchavati area of Nashik, Maharashtra.
- Kalaram temple derives its name from a black statue of the Lord Kala Ram translates literally to “Black Ram”.
- It was built in 1792 with the efforts of Sardar Rangarao Odhekar.
- It is located on the banks of Godavari in the Panchavati area of the city.
- The sanctum sanctorum has statues of Ram, Sita, and Lakshman, and a black idol of Hanuman at the main entrance.
- The main temple has 14 steps, which represent the 14 years of Ram’s exile.
- It has 84 pillars, which represents the cycle of 84 lakh species that one has to complete in order to be born as a human.