Parikshita, the emperor, also visited it.6 Long before Shri Krishna led the Yadavas to
Saurashtra, Prabhasa was recognised as a sacred place, attracting pilgrims from all over
The sacredness of the place, even
then, was derived from the fact that Soma saved himself from Daksha's curse by
bathing there and praying to Shiva at the shrine there. The sanctity of the deity
atPrabhasa, therefore, was accepted even at that time.
6 Mbh. 12.152.12.