The gift of a fort


Destinations :: Bandhavgarh


The story behind the name "Bandhavgarh" has mythological roots. "Bandhav" in English means brother and 'Garh' means fort, so the name of Bandhavgarh means the Brother Fort. It is believed that Lord Rama visited Bandhavgarh and gave this fort to his younger brother Lakshmana after having defeated Ravana. He also asked him to keep watch over Lanka. There are references of the same in ancient books like the "Narad-Pancharatra" and the "Shiva Purana".