ⓘ Sohnag, Salempur. Sohnag is associated with events of some mythological and historical importance. In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Parasurama stopped for the n ..

                                     

ⓘ Sohnag, Salempur

Sohnag is associated with events of some mythological and historical importance. In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Parasurama stopped for the night at Sohnag on his way back from Janakpuri, after Lord Sri Ram broke the bow of Lord Shiva at the Swayamvar. Impressed by its pleasant atmosphere, he spent a long time in Sohnag engaged in meditation. An old temple in Sohnag, called Parasuram Kshetra / Parasuram Dham, houses ancient idols of Parasuram, Lord Sri Ram, Janaki and Lakshman which were discovered during the excavation of a nearby pond.

It is reported that Raja Sohan, the king of Kashmir, once passed through Sohnag while traveling with his followers on his way to Kashi, but to suffer from leprosy. Being thirsty, the king lowered his hand into the water in a nearby pond, and, to his surprise, found that White leprous spots on the palms began to disappear. The king remained there for some time until he is fully recovered from his illness.

                                     
  • is in Sohnag where Parashurama stayed for one night during his journey. Shonitpur is present day Sohanpur which was capital of Banasur. Salempur has many