Divyam varsha sahasram tu Parishila yute Vane, Jagaama paramarshescha niyatasya paraatpani/ Ajagaama tadaa tantu Vishnur darshayatum mudaa, Sarverdeva ganaih saadham Bhriguh provaachatam Harim/ (As Maharshi Bhrigu performed ‘tapas’ for thousands of Deva-years at Parishilayuta Vana with intense concentration and dedication, Maha Vishnu was immensely pleased and gave his darshan as accompanied by Devas; then Bhrigu was overwhelmed with joy and praised Vishnu with ecstasy: Vishno jishno Mahaa Vishnum Prabha Vishnu Sureshwaram, Dandavatrani patyaashu bhuyombhuyo namaskarot /(Hey Vishno, Jishno, Pabha Vishnu, Sureswara! Here are my heartfelt prostrations to you, again and again). Uttaapya pranatam tatra Bhrugum Vishnuh Sanatanah, Anandaashru pariklinnamn Murthaanitam Munim/ Aalingantuh anyonyam Bhrigu Vishnu Maheshwari! Tadanga prasweda bhaverbhuvaih Parama Paavanaih, Punyam Teerthamabhuh Devi Parishulavane shubhe/ Bhrugoraa- linganaadyasmaaddari svedanamudbhavam, Punyam tatpradhitam tasmaad Bhrigu Teertha Maheshwari! (As Bhrigu Maharshi prostrated to Vishnu and stood up, he embraced Vishnu and so did Vishnu to Bhrigu out of affection. When they embraced with each other thus, the sweat that flowed from their bodies got materialized as a water body in the Parishilana Vana and that came to be called the Sacred Bhrigu Tirtha!) Bhigu Tirthe Narah snaatwaa datwaa vastram cha Ratnadeepam cha dadyaadyatnena Maanavaah/ (Persons who bathe with faith in that Bhrigu Tirtha and perform Vastraadi daanas are stated to yield remarkable fruits). Apart from uprooting even grave sins like Brahma hatya, the Bhrigu Tirtha is of high significance in pleasing Pitru Devas by duly performing Shraddha Tarpana Karmas.
Sri V.D.N.Rao and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
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