Hindu Pilgrimage in Neemsar-Mishrikh
This article gives information about Neemsar-Mishrikh, one of the most sacred pilgrimage to Hindus. This is known as the most acknowledged place for rishi muni to meditate, learn, study and acquire knowledge. Pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath considered incomplete without a visit to this place. This place is known as abode of 33 Crores God-Goddess.
Neemsar-Mishrikh is a town in Sitapur District of Uttar Pradesh. It is approximately 90 Kms from Lucknow and is one of the most sacred pilgrimage for Hindus. It is believed that all Hindu God-Goddess resides here. This was the place where Bhagavat was spoken. Some of the most sacred place to visit are as follows:
ChakrathirthIt is a pious water pond, people take dip in it to get rid of from there sins and diseases. The pond is encircled by fusty temples. It is believed that sages and saints requested Brahma Ji to tell the name of most holy place for meditation of GODs in Kaliyug. Then Lord Brahma take out chakra and threw it towards the earth and said at which place this chakra stops, that would be the most pious place on earth for meditation. Saints and Sages followed the chakra and it stopped in Namisharanya Neemsar) and a large source of water pop out from the earth and created a kund, which is called Chakrathirth. A large number of devotee appears here to take a holy dip in Kund on Somavati Amavasya.
Pandav KilaPandav Kila is situated at the bank of river Gomti. It is On the south west side of Chakratrith. As per legend, this fort (kila) belongs to King Virat (Father-in-law of Abhimanyu) of Mahabharat. Pandavas stayed here during their exile. Statues of Lord Krishna and Pandavs are set up in the premises. The fort was rebuilt by a Hindu Minister of Alauddin Khilji in year 1305.
Hanuman GarhiThere is stone carved grand statue of Lord Hanuman. It is situated near Pandav Kila. It is believed that after defeating Ahiravana in patal lok, Hanuman ji stayed here along with Lord Ram and Lakshman. By the side of the stairs of the temple, statues of Ganesh Ji and Makardhwaj are established. Hanuman Ji in this temple is facing towards south direction thats why called Dakshireshwar Hanuman ji.
Lalita Devi TempleThis is an primitive temple and considered as one of the Shaktipeeth. It is mentioned, by the order of Lord Brahma, Lalita Devi emerged at this place to destroy Asurs in Dev-Asur Sangram. One has to do Darshan in Lalita Devi Temple after taking holy dip in Chakrathirth.
Yvas GaddiThis is the holy place where Maharshi Yvas wrote Ved, Puran and Shastra (Hindu ancient religious books) which depicts the Hindu way of life. Manu and Shatrupla did the penance, near the very old Vat Vraksh (Vat Tree) in the premises. It is chooses as place for meditation by many saints and sages. Vyas Gaddi is now honouring by Shri Vyas Peethadeesh.
Havan KundThere is one ancient Havan Kund, which was used by many Rishis and Munis. As per Yuddha Kand of Ramayana, Lord Ram did Ashvamedha-yagya here with his sons Lav and Kush.
Mishrikh - Dadhichi KundAt this place Maharishi Dadhichi donated his bones to Brahma Ji to make strong Vajras to eliminate Vatrasur, who was harrassing Devtas and Rishis. Maharishi took bath in this Kund before donating bones. Kund water was combination of water from pious rivers.
SitakundLord Ram, Lakshman and Sita come to this place while leaving for exile. Sitaji took bath in the pond here and hence it is known as Sitakund.
Puram MandirPuram Mandir is an ancient temple where 4 Vedas (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda) are kept.