Sati Ansuiya Ashram is near to the origin of Mandakini River. The place has a very calm and the environment is very pleasant and natural. It is believed that the Mandakini river emerged as a result of Anasuya’s meditation. As per description of Valmiki at one time there was no rain in Chitrakoot for ten years. There was a severe famine and nothing was left to eat or drink for animals and birds. Sati Anusuya performed hard and intensive austerities and got the river Mandakini down on earth. The temple and Ashram is situated in the lush green forests of Chitrakoot abound by high hills. The ashram and the temple is well maintained. The place is quite large and the nature is at its best here.
It is said that Rama along with Sita had visited this place to meet Maharishi Atri and Sati Anusuya. It is here Sati Anusuya explained to Sita the grandeur and importance of satitva