The glories of Pancavati-tirtha at Nashik are enumerated in Valmiki’s Ramayana in the Aranya-kanda and in Sri Garga Samhita, “Twice as sacred as the mud of the Ganga is the dust of Citrakuta. Ten times more sacred than that is the dust of Pancavati-tirtha”. Lord Balarama and Lord Nityananda came to this place and visited all of the Tirthas. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu during His South Indian tour also came here to Panchavati, Nashik and He went along the river Godavari back eastwards. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu did wonderful kirtan, chanting, dancing, transforming everyone into Krishna prema while He was here, visiting all the holy places. The footprints of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu are in the Balaji Temple near Rama Kunda. ISKCON has a beautiful centre here.

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