Bithoor Shakti

Tourist Places

1. Valmiki Ashram

Some of the most significant moments of Hindu religion and mythology are said to be created here, as being the place of the forest-rendezvous of Sita after Lord Rama left her, the birthplace of Lav and Kush, the site where the Ramayana was written.

 

2. Brahmavart Ghat

This is the holiest of the holy ghats of Bithoor. According to Hindu scriptures Lord Brahma came to Utpalaranya, as it was known then, for the creation of mankind. The place which first witnessed the creation of mankind came to be known as Brahmavarta or the seat of Brahma. The disciples of Lord Brahma pray at the altar of the 'Wooden Slippers' after a ritual bath. Later Brahma installed a Shivalinga which is still worshipped as Brahmeshwar Mahadeva at the principal ghat of Bithoor, the Brahmavarta Ghat. A nail of the horse shoe embedded in the steps of the Ghat is an object of special reverence for devotees, considered to be of Brahma's horse, while going for Ashwamedha Yajna. On the completion of the yajna, the forests of Utpalaranya became known as Brahmavarta, from which the popular name, Bithoor is derived. 

 

3. Patthar Ghat

The redstone ghat whose foundation stone was laid by the minister of Avadh, Tikait Rai, is a symbol of incomparable art and architecture. There is a massive Shiv temple where the Shivling is made of 'Kasaauti' stone. 

 

4. Dhruva Teela

In later centuries Brahmavarta flourished as a capital of the kingdom of Utpalaranya, over which ruled the emperor Uttanpad. His son Dhruva penanced here in order to please Brahma. God was so pleased that he not only appeared but granted him a divine boon—to shine for all time to come as a star. The place is pointed out to be Dhruva Teela.

Dhruv Teela

 

5. ISKCON Temple, Kanpur

ISKCON Temple, Kanpur is a part of the worldwide International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) movement, which is a non- profit social welfare and spiritual organization engaged in propagating the teachings and values of the great ancient literatures of the Vedic heritage. It is a charitable trust dedicated to promoting individual and global peace, harmony and prosperity by spreading the Vedic message of divine love and fraternity. ISKCON originates under Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya, one of the main disciplic lineages under Vaishnavism's. His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada originally started the ISKCON movement worldwide in 1966. Since then the trust has brought spiritual joy, integrity and dignity to the lives of millions of people worldwide. Address-Sri Sri Radha Madhav Mandir, Mainawati Marg, Post Kheora, Bithur Road, Kanpur Nawabganj, Uttar Pradesh, India 208002. Website-www.iskconkanpur.com. 

ISKCON Temple

 

6. Siddidham Ashram

Siddidham Ashram, also known as Sudhanshu ji Maharaj Ashram, is under "Vishva Shanti Mission", an organization run by Sudhanshu ji Maharaj. It is situated on Bithoor road. The ashram has a big campus. There is also a Radha Krishna temple and an artificial Kailash Mountain.
Apart from these, there are some other landmarks as well, such as the Ram Janki temple, Lav-Kush temple, Sai Baba temple, Haridham Ashram, Jahangir Mosque and Nana Saheb Smarak.

Siddhi Dham Ashram

 

7. Nana Rao Peshwa Qila

Nana Rao Park is situated on the west of Phool Bagh, another beautiful park of the city. The park is named after Nana Rao Peshwa, the legendary figure who actively participated in the first War of independence or Sepoy mutiny in 1857. The park has a historical importance as, the Bibighar massacre of 1857 took place at this place. The park was formerly called as Memorial Well Garden. But after India became independent from the colonial rule the Park was renamed as Nana Rao Park. It is located in the center of the city on the Mall Road. Nana Rao Park is the biggest park in Kanpur with beautiful flower beds and trees. The park has been designed very beautifully with flowering plants, fountains and trees.
(http://www.mapsofindia.com/kanpur/places-of-interest/nana-rao-park.html)

Nana Rao

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