Day Trip to Naimisaranya

07:00 Hrs: Pick up from your hotel in Lucknow and drive towards Naimisaranya, which is popularly known as Neemsar and situated 90 km from Lucknow. It takes 2 hours to reach Neemsar.

08:00 Hrs : Arrives Neemsar. Upon arrival, visit major attractions of Neemsar.

Places to see in Naimisaranya

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Naimisaranya Temple or Sri Devaraja Perumal Temple:

Naimisaranya is popularly known as Neemsar, located on the banks of river Gomti at a distance of 90 km from Lucknow. Naimisharanya is a small town in Sitapur district and regarded one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage in Uttar Pradesh, India. Here the Lord is in the form of forest.

Here the Lord is in the form of forest. Naimisaranyam is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, which is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The temple is counted as one of the eight temples of Vishnu that self-manifested and is classified as Swayamvyaktha Kshetra. The holy tank Chankra Kunda is associated with the temple and it is a pilgrimage centre where people take holy dip during festive occasion.

It is said that Naimisaranya was the place where Bhagavatam was spoken. It is also believed that a pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath is incomplete without a visit to Naimisaranya. Lord Balarama, Dadhici Muni, the Pandavas, Prabhu Nityananda, and Ramanujacharya all came here. The Pandavas are said to have come here when they were in exile. This is the place where the demigods came to ask Dadhici for his body, to be able to create a weapon that would be able to kill the demon Vritrasura. Lord Rama is said to have performed a sacrifice here for killing Ravana.

The sacred well, namely Chakra Kunda is believed to have started from the weapon of Vishnu, Chakra. There are shrines dedicated to Chakranarayana, Ganesh, Rama, Lakshman.

Chakrathirth:
Chakrateerath is regarded to be the holiest site in Naimisharanya. It is also believed to be the epicenter of Prithvimandala (Earth). Devotees taking bath in this Kund are believed to have their soul cleansed and those who perform charity gain wealth benefits. It is believed that a huge anomaya Chakra (wheel) fell on this site and created a round "Kund", which is known as Chakra Teerath. It is round shaped holy water pond. People take bath in it and worship. Mention of this holy place can also be traced in Mahabharat, Brahm and Skand Puran. The Sarovar (pond) is surrounded by some age old temples. It is said that the Chakra threw by Brahma ji, ultimately reached this place and went inside the earth. Thereafter a large water source developed at this place.

Hanuman Garhi:
Lord Hanumana is said to have emerged at this place after defeating Ahiravana in Patal Lok. There is a large size stone carved statue of Lord Hanumana enshrined near the Pandava Fort. There are many other shines dedicated to Ganeshji, Makardhwaj etc.

Pandav Kila:
The Pandav Fort or Kila is located on the south west side of Chakratirth at the bank of holy river Gomti. Statues of Lord Krishan and Pandavas are also visited here.

Lalita Devi Temple:
It is belived that Lord Brahma ordered Lalita devi to appear at this place to destroy the Asuras in Devasur Sangram. She is said to have visited this place after taking a holy din in Chakratirth in accordance to Hindu sacred book – Shaktipeeth.

Yvas Gaddi:
This is a place where sage Vyas wrote Hindu epics describing Hindu way of life. There is a very old Vat tree nearby. It is the place in Naimisharanya where Maharishi Vedvyas ji bifurcated Vedas into 6 Shastras, 18 Puranas, and composed Geeta, Shri Madh-Bhagvata, Mahabharata, Shri Satyanarayan Katha.

Mishrikh Dadhichi:
Mishrikh is a very holy place in Naimisaranya. According to the Hindu epics, a great sage Mahirshi Dadhichi was approached by deities Indra and requested to give his bones to make a weapon Vijra to destroy a demon Asura Vritra. Indra was told by Lord Vishnu that Vritra could not be destroyed by any ordinary weapons and told them that he could only died by the weapon made by bones of great Rishi Dadichi.Vishnu directed them to Dadhichi. He gave his bones for the cause of good. Before offering his bones to the deities Maharshi Dadichi took bath in pon here.

Sita kund:
Wife of Lord Rama, Sita is said to have taken bath here in this Kund before leaving for exile, hence it is called Sita Kund.

Puram Mandir and Ashram of Ma Anandmayi
It is an ancient temple where four Veds have been kept. Nearby is the Ma Anandmayi Ashram. Swami Nardanand Temple is worth visiting where still spiritual education is imparted in the traditional manner.

17:00 Hrs : After finishing the sightseeing of Naimisaranya, drive back to Lucknow. It will take again 2 hours to reach back to Lucknow.

19:00 Hrs : Arrives Lucknow. Upon arrival, drop at your hotel.


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