Mahaabhaarat | General
Rishi asked - "Hey Soot Jee, Now you tell us the glory of Yamunaa Jee, and tell us that who told it to whom." Soot Jee said - "Once Yudhishthir went to Saubhari Rishi and asked him - "Which Teerth is greater than Mathuraa among all the Teerth situated on the banks of Soorya's daughter Yamunaa River?" Saubhari Jee said - "Once Naarad and Parvat Muni were going by skyways. They saw Khaandav Van on their way. They both came down and sat there to take rest. After taking rest they entered Yamunaa's water to take bath. At the same time the King Shibi of Usheenar country (MBH says that Shibi was the son of Usheenar, the King of Bhoj), who came there for hunting saw them taking bath. He waited for them to come out of the River. As they came out of the water King Shibi greeted them and all of them sat down on the bank.
There were thousand of golden Yagya Kund around. Shibi asked them - "Hey Muni, Whose Kund are these, and who did Yagya here? What is the specialty of this place to do Yagya, tell me this." Naarad Jee said - "Raajan, In earlier times, when Hiranyakashyap got the kingdom of three Lok after winning Devtaa, he got very proud. His son Prahlaad was a great devotee of Vishnu, but that sinner Hiranyakashyap was very jealous with him, so to punish him to be jealous with His Bhakt, Vishnu had to assume Narasinh form. He then killed Hiranyakashyap and handed over Swarg to Indra. Happy with this Prahlaad said to his Guru - "Hari has given me my kingdom back, so I want to worship Him by Yagya. Tell me the place and Braahman to perform this Yagya."
Brihaspati Jee said - "Your Khaandav Van is very holy and beautiful place, there flows Yamunaa River also, so you may do your Yagya at the same place." Thus Indra did Yagya here. Pleased with his Yagya, Vishnu, Brahmaa and Mahaadev came to his Yagya. All did Pranaam on their feet and made them sit on golden thrones. Indra said - "Today I am blessed that I have got Darshan of you all." Then he prayed them and waited on them to say something. Pleased with Indra's prayer, Vishnu said - "All these Muni are Gyaanee, if they are my Bhakt, there is no wonder. You were indulged in your pleasures, still you came to me with Bhakti, there is no wonder. But now you do many Yagya for me, but without any desire. By doing this you will be able to come to my Param Dhaam. Donate Prasth (piles) of many gems in each Yagya, then this place will be famous with this name only [means with Prasth name]. Mahaadev Jee, You establish Kaashee and Shiv Kaanchee and live here with Paarvatee Jee. Brihaspati Jee, You establish Nigamodwodhak Teerth. By taking bath there one can remember his previous life and Gyaan about Paramaatmaa. I also establish here Dwaarakaa Puree, Ayodhyaa Puree, Madhu Van (Mathuraa), Badarik Aashram, Haridwaar and Pushkar and will always live here."
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 01/17/12