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land of Dharma
Its ancient name was Prithu duk, meaning thereby the pool of Prithu.
It is said that king Prithu made oblations. and obsequies to his
father here. People gather here for Pinda dan' everyday in hundreds,
and on special occasions like Chitra Amavas-, Asu Amavas and Kartik
Pournami the congregation swells to enormous size exceeding tens of
thousands. Vamana Purana recounts that Rajarshi Viswamitra got
enlightenment here. Scriptures enjoin a visit to it for purging of
sins and gaining illumination.