is is considered to be an Aranya Swaroopi, or in other words, the
forest of Naimisaranyam, hallowed earlier on by the discourses on
the great epics of India, by Vyasa Muni and Suka Muni - is considered
as a manifestation of Vishnu and held in reverence and worship.
The forest is considered to have been the abode of 60000 sages.
On the other side of the town is the Purana Mandir where one can
have darshan of Sukha Brahman (with Parrots beak). A little away
from here on hillock is a huge idol of Hanuman with Rama and Lakshmana
on his shoulders . Naimisaranyam is located at the junction of the
roads from Sitapur and Khairabad, 20 miles from Sitapur and 24 miles
from the Sandila railway station,, 45 miles north of Lucknow in
Uttarpradesh. Naimisaranya is also known as Nimsar or Nimkhar and
is located on the left bank of the river Gomati. This place has
also been visited by Sankaracharya; Surdas resided here
The parikrama fair, begins at Nimkhar and ends at Misraka; crows
collect here in the bright half of the month of Phalguna, and visit
Korauna, Haraiya, Sakin, Dahi, Gomati and Deogaon and a few other
sites and visit Nimkhar and Misrikh. Misrikh houses the Dadichi
Kund. Legend has it that sage Dadichi gave up his material body,
so that his bones could be used in th preparaption of a missile
to destroy demons. The Hatyaharana Thirtham here at Misraka is of
great importance; where Rama is believed to have bathed to purify
himself of the sin of having killed Ravana
There are temples to Chakranarayana, Ganesh, Ram and Lakshman here.
Enroute to the river, there is a shrine to Veda Vyasar. There is
also the Puran Mandir. The Mahabharat was recited here and Naimisaranya
is mentioned freqeuntly in both the Mahabharat and the Ramayana.
The Chakratheertha is considered very holy and a dip here on Somavati
Amavasya is considered to be sacred. The chief temple here is that
of Lalita Devi. Large crowds collect here on new moon days.
Thaayaar - Sriharilakshmi.
Theertham - Chakra Theertham, Gomukhi river, Nemi Theertham, Divya-vichraantha