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Sekar Neelakantan Feb 06 2013

Which are the places of religious interest and nearby places to visit around Naimisharanya?

Manish Kumar Feb 11 2013
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Located 94 km from Lucknow, Naimisharanya is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. Lucknow to Naimisharanya by car takes approximately 2 hours to reach.

It is known best for the Naimisharanya Misrikh Temple. Here is a picture of the temple:

Legend has it, that this was the place chosen by Gods for the birth of Hinduism. However, a notorious demon, Vrittrasu, was creating trouble for them. That is when the Gods asked a powerful sage, Maharshi Dadhichi, to help. The sage asked the Gods to build weapons of his bones to get rid of the demon. Thanks to the divine powers of these weapons, the Gods were able to fulfil their will. After this incident, a lot of temples were built around Naimisharanya.

Today, a small festival called Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama is celebrated here in the Hindi month of Phalgun (around Holi) to honour Maharshi Dadhichi.

Places around Naimisharanya include Sitapur (35km), Lucknow (90km) and Shahjahanpur (106km).

Hope this helps!

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