Cintra Prashasti, which describes the pilgrimage of Tripurantaka and the renovation of the
Fifth Temple by him in A. D. 1287, gives interesting information. Gujarat was considered
the homeland of the Lakulisha Pashupatas. Kavyavarohan or Karvan in the Broach district in
Gujarat claimed the honour of being the place where Bhattaraka Shri Lakulisha was born. He
had four pupils-Kaushika, Gargya, Kairusha and Maitreya.
Among the successors of Gargya, the same branch to which Bhava Brihaspati of the
Fifth Temple belonged, the ablest was Kartikarashi. He was succeeded by Valmikirashi about
the 13th century. In his turn he appointed a young ascetic named Tripurantaka, as his