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CHITRAKUTA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] `Bright-peak.' The seat of Valmiki's hermitage, in which Rama and Sita both found refuge at different times. It is the modern Chitrakote, on the river Pisuni, about fifty miles southeast of Bands in Bundelkhand. It is a very holy place, and abounds with temples and shrines, to which thousands annually resort. "The whole neighbourhood is Rama's country. Every headland has some legend, every cavern is connected with his name." - Cust in "Calcutta Review."

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