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GANAGAPUR -DATTATREYA

The water of the rivers Bhima and Amaraja, especially at the spot of their confluence, are considered extremely holy. In an area of about three miles there are eight 'tirths’ in the course of the Bhima. These tirths are equal in importance to those at Kashi, Gaya and Prayaga and this was one of the reasons why Shri Nrisimha Sarasvati selected Gandharvapur for his ultimate residence.He had visited probably every sacred spot in the course of his sojourns, but preferred this kshetra to all others. The river Amaraja is the remnant of ambrosia. Once the gods were engaged in a fierce struggle against a demon named Jalandhara. So many of them died that it became necessary to carry ambrosia to the spot to revive them. Some of it spilled in transport at the spot where the Amaraja rises.From then onwards started the eternal course of this small river. On the confluence of the Bhima and the Amaraja is the Shat-kula tirth. A bath in this tirth is equivalent to bathing at Prayaga. The Nrisimha tirth lies opposite the Shiva temple on the confluence. If this Shiva is worshipped after a dip in the Nrisimha tirth, it bestows on the pilgrim the same punya as that of having worshipped Shri Shaila Mallikarjuna. The Bhagirathi tirth is equivalent to the Manikarnika tirth. There is the Papavinashi tirth, which, as the name suggests washes away all sin. Then there is the Koti tirth. The Rudra tirth equates with Gaya a and the Chakratirth with Dwaravati. The Manmath tirth which is opposite the Kalleshvar Mahadev is as good as Gokarna tirth. The snana in the sangam or confluence is obviously the most important rite for the pilgrim. In addition to bathing, other rites like shradha and kshaur are also performed at various tirths. The joshis, as stated earlier are the best guides for a pilgrim in this matter.

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