Shringverpur is a must visit excursion destination around Allahabad. The place is located 40 odd kilometers from Allahabad. Shringverpur is an otherwise sleepy village that is gaining prominence slowly and steadily. Though, the place has been mentioned at length in the epic Ramayana. Shringverpur is mentioned as the capital of the famous kingdom of Nishadraj or the 'King of Fishermen'.
The excavation works that were carried out in Shringverpur have
revealed a temple of Shringi Rishi. It is widely believed that the city
got its name from that sage itself. Nevertheless, the village is more
famous as the capital of Nishadraja. Ramayana mentions that Lord Rama,
his brother Lakshman and consort Sita stayed for a night in the village
before going to the forest on exile. It is said that boatmen refused to
let them cross the river. Nishadraja himself visited the site where Lord
Rama was putting in to resolve the issue. He offered to give them way if
Lord Rama let him was his feet. The permission was granted and it is
mentioned that Nishadraja washed the feet of Rama with the water of
Ganges and drank it to show his reverence towards him.
The place where Nishadraja washed off the feet of Lord Rama has been
marked by a platform. It has been named 'Ramchura' in order to suffice
the incident. There is a small temple too that is built on the site.
Though the temple doesn't have any historical or cultural values
attached to it, the place itself is very serene.