Thiru Naimisaranyam

 
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Vishnu 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

Special information

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 Theertham.


Mangalasasanam:

Thirumangaialwar - 998-1007.

Total of 10 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Devarajan, Harilakshmi, Pundareega Valli
Vimanam Sri Hari Vimanam
Theerthangal Dhivya Paachranithhath Theertham
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar
Prathyaksham Deva Rishigal
Direction and Posture East-faced and Standing Posture
Travel Base Dehradun
Features The sanctum sanctorum currently observed was constructed only recently and the legendary places could not be traced.
Accessibility
About a mile from Nimsaar Rly. Station(Near Palamau, Lucknow)

Moolavar

The Moolavar of this Naimisaranyam Divyadesam is Devarajan. He is also named as "Sri Hari". Moolavar in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Indiran, Sudharman, Devarishi, Soodhapuranikar and Vedavyasar.


How to Get There.
Naimisaranyam is located at the junction of the roads from Sitapur and Khairabad, 20 kms from Sitapur and 24 kms from the Sandila railway station. 45 kms north of Lucknow in Uttarpradesh. Naimisaranya is also known as "Nimsar" or "Nimkhar" and is located on the left bank of the river Gomati.

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