Phalgu Rishi Tirtha, Pharal
Temple and Ghats located at Phalgu Rishi Tirtha, Pharal
This shrine, named Phalgu Tirtha, is about 21 km from Kaithal. Located in a village called Feral. The nomenclature of the feral village also appears to have originated from Falaki forest where Phalgu Rishi lived. Kamakya forest, Aditi forest, Vyasa forest, Suryavan, Madhuvan and Cold forest along with Falakivan are also mentioned in Vamana Purana. All these seven forests were the principal forests of the ancient Kurukshetra lands.
This pilgrimage is also found in Mahabharata, Vamana Purana, Matsya Purana and Narada Purana. In both the Mahabharata and the Vamana Purana, this pilgrimage is mentioned as a special place of penance for the gods. There is a clear mention in the Mahabharata Van Parva about the importance of this shrine under the pilgrimage theme. According to the Mahabharata, by bathing in this shrine and offering to the gods, a person receives even better results than performing Agnishtom and Atiratra Yajna.
According to the Vamana Purana, the shraddh performed at this shrine on Monday’s Amavasya satisfies and satisfies the ancestors in the same way as the shraadh performed in Gaya. It is said that a person who remembers Falakivan by heart, without doubt gets satisfied.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport from Kaithal is Chandigarh Airport and is approx. 120 Kms away. The Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is 190.6 Kms away.
Kaithal Railway Station is 22.3 kms away from Pharal.
The driving distance from Kaithal to Pharal is 20.7 Kms and it takes 33 minutes to reach Pharal.