Posted: 22 November 2012 at 8:55am | IP Logged
@arti...really wonderful ..amazing it is infact !!!!
I think there is one vashisht kund in ayodhya too
Now this Maharishi Vashisht Ashram is known as the
Vashisht Kund. Vashisht Kund is a temple with a small round kund (pond)
like a well.This is a beautiful temple which signifies the place where
the 4 princes came to do gurukula vasa. That is, the 4 princes stayed
here, at the Vashisht hermitage, to study. In fact so did all the kings
before rama. The temple has lovely images of Vashisht and young Rama and
his brothers which are almost life like. Looking at them one can
actually imagine the 4 princes sitting around their Guru and learning.
They look so eager to get on with their learning. At the basement of the
main murti are multiple other murti's of Saptarishi, Vashisht with his
wife Arundhathi, Kamadhenu cow, Hanuman, etc. When you come out of this
underground temple are into an open courtyard, there are steps that go
further down to a water tank. The miracle is that the water level in
this tank changes with the water inflow into the river Sarayu. There is
no direct visible connection to the river yet the tank is influenced by
how much water the Sarayu carries. This small tank which can be seen
from the top. It is a very serene and calm place. The fruit of bathing
in the kund is the attainment of knowledge like Vashisht Maharishi
according to the prevalent belief of the seers.
Brahmarishi Vashisht was the Guru of the Solar Dynasty [Suryavansha].
The King at that time was King Ishvaku who was the king of Ayodhya. He
was a noble king and thought of the well being of his subjects. He
approached Sage Vashista telling him that the land had no water and
requested him to do something to let the kingdom have adequate water.
Sage Vashisht performed a special prayer and the river Saryu is said to
have started flowing from this well. Saryu is also known as Ishvaki and
Vashishti. It is said that the well is connected underground with the
river. Many spiritual people who visit this ashram find an enormous
spiritual energy around this well. It is one of the seven famous
spiritual Tirath's for hindus to attain moksha or liberation, as it is
written in the Garud Purana that Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya [Haridwar], Kasi
[Benares], Kanchi [Kanchipuram in south India], Avantika [Ujjain], Puri
Dvaravati[Dwarika] are the seven Moksha or liberation giver cities.