|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Hiranyavindu (हिरण्यविंदु) is a Lake and tirtha mentioned in Mahabharata.
Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 85 mentions sacred asylums, tirthas, mountans and regions of eastern country. Hiranyabindu (हिरण्यबिन्दु) (Tirtha) is mentioned in Mahabharata (III.85.15)...........O chief of the Bharata race, that the place hath come to be called Prayaga (प्रयाग) (III.85.14). In this direction, O foremost of kings, lieth the excellent asylum of Agastya (अगस्त्य) (III.85.15), O monarch, and the forest called Tapasa, decked by many ascetics. And there also is the great tirtha called Hiranyavindu (हिरण्यबिन्दु) (III.85.15) on the Kalanjara (कालंजर) (III.85.15) hills, and that best of mountains called Agastya, which is beautiful, sacred and auspicious.
Anusasana Parva/Book XIII Chapter 26 mentions the sacred waters on the earth. Hiranyabindu (हिरण्यबिन्दु) (Tirtha) is mentioned in Mahabharata (XIII.26.10). ....By plunging in the waters of Hiranyabindu with a concentrated mind and reverencing that sacred stream, and bathing next at Kusheshaya and Devendra, one becomes cleansed of all one's sins.
- अगस्त्यस्य च राजेन्द्र तत्राश्रमवरॊ महान, हिरण्यबिन्दुः कथितॊ गिरौ कालंजरे नृप (III.85.15)
- हिरण्यबिन्दुं विक्षॊभ्य परयतश चाभिवाद्य तम, कुशे शयं च देवत्वं पूयते तस्य किल्बिषम (XIII.26.10)
- Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.1025