One of the busiest Hindu pilgrimage centres in Uttar Pradesh is Chakratirth. It is thought that this is where 8000 sages simultaneously worshipped God and carried out penance. It is said in a mythological story to be the same spot where Lord Brahma’s wheel (chakra) carved an entrance in the ground, causing the formation of a massive body of water.
This pond’s water is thought to cleanse one’s mind, body, and soul after taking a holy plunge in it. Other holy places close to the Chakratirth complex are also the most popular tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh.
The Asuras (demons) once tormented rishis (sages) while they were performing penance, according to tradition. Sages then went to Lord Brahma, who used the sun’s beams to form a chakra (holy wheel). He instructed the sages to continue following the chakra until it stopped. Wherever the disc landed, sages might live contentedly, according to Lord Brahma. The holy wheel is reported to have rested and created a significant water source in Chakratirth.
The sages again asked Lord Brahma for assistance since the water flow was excessive. He instructed them to go to Goddess Lalita Devi, who had restored the water flow’s chakra. This is how Chakratirth, a revered location in Uttar Pradesh, came to be.
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