Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Secrets of Sri Sailam - Phala Dhara and Pancha Dhara

Phala Dhara and Pancha Dhara is the original and it is now pronounced as Pala Dhara and Pancha Dhara. Actually there are five springs in this spot and one more spring additionally, the additional one is believed to have come out of the forehead (Phala Bhag) of Lord Shiva while the other five are believed to have come out of Pancha Mukhas (Five Faces). The water is so sweet and this particular spot is situated around eight kilometers from the Main Shrine. One has to get down to an extent of around 200 feet from the main road to see this spot.
His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Adi Sankaracharya Swamiji said to have spent his time in a cave near to this spot where he composed the Holy Script " Shivananda Lahari".
We can observe lot of water flowing irrespective of season, but then the water disappears after flowing for some distance, but the holy scripts relating to the place specify that the water turns out as a river in the name of "Bhogavati" which ultimately joins the Patala Ganga - River Krishna.

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