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CC Madhya 9.311 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 311

dhanus-tīrtha dekhi' karilā nirvindhyāte snāne
ṛṣyamūka-giri āilā daṇḍakāraṇye


dhanusḥ-tīrtha—Dhanus-tīrtha; dekhi'-seeing; karilā—did; nirvindhyāte—in the river Nirvindhyā; snāne—bathing; ṛṣyamūka-giri—at the Ṛṣyamūka Mountain; āilā—arrived; daṇḍaka-araṇye—in the forest known as Daṇḍakāraṇya.


The Lord next arrived at Dhanus-tīrtha, where He took His bath in the river Nirvindhyā. He then arrived at Ṛṣyamūka Mountain and then went to the forest called Daṇḍakāraṇya.


According to some opinions, Ṛṣyamūka is a chain of mountains beginning at the village of Hāmpi-grāma in the district of Belāri. The mountain chain begins along the bank of the river Tuṅgabhadrā, which gradually reaches the state of Hyderabad. According to other opinions, this hill is situated in Madhya Pradesh and bears the present name of Rāmpa. Daṇḍakāraṇya is a spacious tract of land which begins north of Khāndeśa and extends south to Ahmadnagar, west to Nāsika, and east to Aurangabad. The Godāvarī River flows through this tract of land, and there is a great forest there where Lord Rāmacandra lived.