Saraka

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Saraka (सरक) is a place name mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi.

Mention by Panini

Saraka (सरक is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Pakshadi (पक्षादि) (4.2.80.12) group. [1]


Saraka (सरक) is a place name mentioned by Panini under Sakhyadi (सख्यादि) (4.2.80.9) group. [2] and also mentioned in Mahabharata.

History

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In Mahabharata

Saraka (सरक) Tirtha is mentioned in Mahabharata (III.81.62-63).

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 81 Mentions names of Tirthas (Pilgrims). Saraka is mentioned in verse (III.81.62)...."O king, to the celebrated tirtha called Saraka (सरक) (3.81.62), and beholding Mahadeva there on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight, one obtaineth all his wishes and goeth also into heaven. O son of the Kuru race, in Saraka"[3] O son of the Kuru race, in Saraka and Rudrakoti as also in the well and the lakes that are there, thirty millions of tirthas are present.[4]

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References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.504
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.506
  3. ततॊ गच्छेत राजेन्द्र सरकं लॊकविश्रुतम, कृष्णपक्षे चतुर्दश्याम अभिगम्य वृषध्वजम, लभते सर्वकामान हि सवर्गलॊकं च गच्छति (III.81.62)
  4. 63 तिस्रः कॊट्यस तु तीर्थानां सरके कुरुनन्दन, रुद्र कॊटिस तथा कूपे हरदेषु च महीपते, इलास्पदं च तत्रैव तीर्थं भरतसत्तम (III.81.63)

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