Dandakaranya is an important place in many Indian Hinduism religious tales. The Dandakaranya zone was the location of the turning point in the Ramayana, a famous Sanskrit epic. The plot for the divine objectives of the Hindu Trinity to uproot the rakshasas from the land was formulated here.
Dandakaranya i.e. the Jungle (aranya) of punishment (dandakas).In times of Ramayana, it was home of deadly creatures & demons. Exiled persons resided here and sages have to cross it in order to reach vindyha mountains. ,Khar dushan & suparnkha met Rama in this region.
Sankhu alias Biju, 'chief' of Dandakaranya area and member of Pipragarh 'dalam' (group), who was arrested with four kilograms of explosives and a gun on Thursday was later handed over to the local police.
Feb 12, 2011; He was arrested during a 'search and ambush' operation by the security forces. Some Naxal literature was also recovered from him....