Place Western India Goddess Sita Kidnapped Lankapati Ravan. In Treta Yuga when Lanka’s King Ravan had kidnapped Lord Ram’s wife Sita Ji, the couple had been living in Panchvati with Lord Ram’s brother Laxman. Mythology enthusiasts often wonder where this forest of Panchvati is in Modern India?According to Ramcharitmanas, Raavan’s sister Surupnakha had visited the trio at this place. The place from where Sita was kidnapped is near ‘Panch Bargad’.The explanation of Panchavti is closest to a district that lies around 5 km north of Nasik, Maharashtra. It is famous for its five Banyan tree, which are called Vat Vriksh in Marathi language. Hence the name of the place- Panch-vati.