Dadhichi Kund is an incredible place to visit in Naimisharanya, and most of it is because of its mythological significance. Commonly referred to as Misrikh Teerth, Dadhichi Kund is a large water tank with scenic ghats surrounding it. This popular pilgrimage site in Naimisharanya is built in a simple architectural design. The inscriptions on the walls tell a few scenes from Rishi Dadhichi life. Like most of the Hindu sacred sites in Naimisharanya, Misrikh Teerth is also associated with an interesting legend. According to it, once Devraj Indra was ousted from devlok (world of the gods) by a demon, Vritra. Devraj Indra approached Lord Vishnu, who told him that Vritra could only be killed by a pious weapon made out of the bones of Maharishi Dadhichi. Lord Vishnu also directed Devraj Indra to approach Rishi Dadhichi. When approached by Lord Indra, Maharishi Dadhichi happily gave up his bones to kill the demon. This entire incident occurred in Misrikh where lies a temple, a pond (kund) and ashram. By doing so, he set an example of selfless service in the cause of the greater good.
Misrikh-cum-Neemsar, Uttar Pradesh 261401, India.
Opening & Closing Timings
For tourists, Misrikh Teerth or Dadhichi Kund remains accessible all days a week, i.e., from Sunday to Saturday. One can visit the place on any day between sunrise to sunset.
Best Time to Visit
Like most of the tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh, Dadhichi Kund also remains dotted with numerous visitors throughout the year. However, a large crowd of tourists can be seen during the winter season, which starts from October and ends in February. The weather is cool and pleasant during this time.