is one of the three most sacred places of Pilgrimage advocated by scriptures,
the other being Gaya and Prayaga. And the famous treatise - Tristhal Sethu by
Narayanabhatt bears ample evidence to this. It is here the untouchability was
totally eradicated in the impast itself. Narayanbhatt's reference establishes
this fact beyond doubt.
He says - "In the Kali age all demerit that may
arise from touching the untouchable objects is removed by Lord Siva himself, who
in his boundless mercy takes daily bath at Munikamika in the early hours of the
day for the benefit of humanity. Buddha gave his first sermon and set in motion
the wheel of law here in Mringadava, or Sipatan now goes by the name Saranath.