coming back to the mortal world, Raibhya resolved to know the mystery of death,
and means to the attainment of emancipation. Is it knowledge-Gnana or action -
Karma that confers me ancipation? With a view to getting illumination from Lord
Vishnu-the repository of Brahmagnana, he did penance, and when HE appeared, he
expressed his ambition. Vishnu then showed him His maya in several of its forms.
Seeing its complexity and intricate diversity, he implored the Lord to free the
humans from the bondage of maya. Pleased with his unparalleled humanism, Vishnu
granting it said, "Whoever follows religious disciplines after bath in
Mayakund, will be freed from worldly bondages."
the sanctity of the place of his illumination, he is still living in his
ethereal form in the mountains. That is why the dense tangle of ever green
vegetation grown on mountain tops bears semblance to his matted locks. So This
entire region is imbued with spiritual wealth of that humanist sage. This place
has come to be known as Rishikesh the hair of Rishi, and became famous