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Naimisaranya/ Nimsar, located in the Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, is of religious importance in India.


Location: In Sitapur District, almost 50 kilometers from Lucknow
Ideal Time to Visit: Anytime round the year
Attraction: Religious structures
How to Reach: Hire a cab or Auto from the hotel

It is said that Naimisaranya was the place where Bhagavatam was spoken. It is also said that a pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath is incomplete without a visit to Naimisaranya. In the Mahabharata it is said, "Anyone who fasts, prays, and attains perfection at Naimisaranya finds happiness in all the worlds."

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.

It is said that if you bathe in Chakra-tirtha Kund and make an offering to the presiding deity, Lalita, on a full moon day that falls on a Monday, you will wash away all the sins committed in a lifetime.