is here he rearranged the holy scriptures, with Vinayaka as his
scribe; and hence the name Vyasa, which became more popular than his
name Krishnadvaipayana given by parents.
Purana traces an interesting account that Mitra and Varuna did penance in this
holy place and achieved their object. King Pandu, father of Pancha Pandavas
performed penance here to expiate the sin of killing a deer. Uddhava was advised
by Sri Krishna to do penance in this place, when Dwaraka was about to be
submerged in the ocean. It is on this sacred stage, many interesting and
awe-inspiring episodes connected with the lives of heavenly personages were
enacted and they are soaked in divinity. Convinced with such spectacular
glorious history, devout Hindus ',evince keen interest to visit it at least once
in their lives even at the cost of precious lives.