प्रथमं नैमिषं पुण्यं चक्रतीर्थं च पुष्करम् ।
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Welcome to NAIMISHARANYA / Naimish - a sacred place

Naimisharanya slokas

Naimisharanya / Naimish is renowned from the time of Satya Yug or Kritha Yug, the most ancient times. It is the holy place where many sages have performed their penance. It is believed that on visiting this sacred place, people are rid of their sins. Upon visiting Naimisharanya, man attains Moksh (liberation) and attains immense powers (the eight powers that are talked about in Hindu philosophy). These words and their importance are mentioned in various ancient scriptures of India. Naimisharanya is also referred to as Naimish or Neemsaar or Neemshaar , Naimisaranya / naimish a sacred hindu temple is located at the junction of the roads from Sitapur and Khairabad,32 km from Sitapur and 42 km from the Sandila railway station, 45 miles north of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. It is believed and said that once upon a time Lord Maha Vishnu had killed the demons at this place within no time in a nimish (nimish is a unit of time) and thence forth called as Nimesharanya. Nemi is the outer surface of a charka (wheel). Naimisharanya vana has a circumbulatory path of 16 km which encompasses all sacred places of India according to one belief. Naimisharanya is old as time according to legend and the significance of this place was given to saints The Pandavas and Lord Balarama, brother of Lord Krishna, visited Naimisharanya. Tulsidas is believed to have penned the Rama Charita Manas in Naimisharanya. Naimisaranya / naimish is also known as Nimsar or Nimkhar and is located on the left bank of the river Gomati.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.... more