Importance of Naimisharanya Tirth
It is believed that Lord Brahma had said that this is the place which would remain untouched from the chaos of Kaliyuga , the dreaded period of extinction of creation on earth. It is also important that in ancient India knowledge was revered and was tried to be got through all efforts that is the case of Sage Shaunaka. Knowledge is also considered as one of the sources that can relieve human being of any sin and any chaos of world. Knowledge was so revered in ancient India that scholars would penance for years to get it.
To give you a brief description about what to see in Naimisharanya here is a list:
Chakra Tirth is related to Chakra or the wheel that was thrown to show path of knowledge to Sage Shaunak. It is believed that Chakra Kunda relieves one of past misdeeds. Getting rid of misdeeds and sins is a matter of debate in Hinduism though it has immense importance. There are several other shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses of Hinduism. The presiding deity at Chakra Kunda is Lalitha.
Near the Pandav Qila (Fort) there is huge statue of Hanuman ji who is one of the most revered gods of Hinduism. It is said that it was the same place where Hanuman Ji emerged from Patal Loka after conquering demon Ahiravan who had abdicated Young Rama and Lakshmana. To visualize the event there is huge statue of Hanuman Ji with Rama and Lakshmana sitting on his shoulders. So, it is one of the pilgrimage places of Hinduism. There, one can see statues of Ganesh Ji, Makardhwaj etc. The temple is also called Dakshineshwar Hanuman ji as the statue of Hanuman Ji is facing towards South.
On the south west side of Chakratrith there is fort of Pandavas the famous characters of epic Mahabharata on the bank of River Gomti. Legend goes that, this Qila (fort) was of King Virat of Mahabharata. It is believed that Pandavas stayed here during their exile. There, you can see statues of Pandavas along with Lord Krishna. It is said that in 1305 AD, this fort was rebuilt by a Hindu Minister of Alauddin Khilji.
Lalita Devi Temple
It is believd that Goddess Lalita appeared on advice of Lord Brahma twice here. Once to control the water of Chakra tirth and again to kill demons in Devasur Sngram. Mention of this event can be traced in many Hindu Scriptures. People come here to get glimpse of Goddess Lalita after taking bath in holy Chakra Tirth Pond.
Maharishi Vyas, the composer of epic Mahabhararata is revered in Hinduism as a great sage and scholar. He had written and compiled various Hindu Scriptures. Maharishi Vyas has penanced at the place. It is believed that the erliest couple of Human Race, Manu and Satrupa had penanced here for creation of world.
Havan Kund is the fire-altar which ancient sages and saints have used to perform Yajna and other sacrifices.
Mishrikh -Dadhichi Kund
The mention of Mishrikh is in Padmapurana (Adikhand), the holy scriptures of Hindus. It is believed that it was the place where Maharishi Dadhichi sacrificed his bones on the request of deities. Legend goes that there was a demon, Vrittrasur. He was very torturous to deities. They requested Lord Vishnu to kill the demon to get rid of his tortures. Then Lord Vishnu said that he could be killed by any weapon which is made of very pious material. All other weapons made of worldly materials failed to kill the demon as he had got divine powers after penancing for great time. Then deities reached sage Dadhichi to get his bones which have become very pious after a long penance. Sage Dadhichi accepted the request of deities for a greater cause. Then Dadhichi sacrificed his bones for killing Vrittrasur.
This is the place where Sita took bath before their exile to the forest for 14 long years. All three, Rama, Sita and Laxmana visited here so the place is revered.