It was here that Vyasa’s disciple, Romaharshana (alternatively known as Lomaharshana) narrated the Puranas to several sages.
Later, this narration was continued at this place by Ugrasrava or Maharshi Suta, the son of Romaharsana, who also compiled the Shreemad Bhagavatam.
In Ramayana, Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, travelled from his kingdom Ayodhya to this place to take a bath after killing ‘Ravana’, which was called ‘Hatyaharana’.
It also mentioned how his wife, Sita, who was sent to Maharshi Valmiki’s ashram located in this forest region, gave birth to Luv and Kush.
This was also the area where Sita requested mother ‘earth’ to open up and take her. The site where the event took place is known today as ‘Sitakunda’ and is a few kilometres away from Vyasa Gaddi.
There is a stone carving of Hanuman, which is believed to be the spot from Hanuman surfaced after killing Ahi-Ravana under the earth.
It is believed that the region was preferred by Lord Vishnu and the location where his powerful weapon, the ‘chakra,’ hit the earth, it created a huge pond known today as ‘Chakratirtha’.
Sage Dadhichi temple at Mishrik reminded one about the lore of his bones creating the ‘Brahma Astra’ (missile) to destroy demons.
In Mahabharata, the Pandavas also visited the place during their exile and lived at King Virat’s fort. This is called ‘Pandav Killa’ and is located near Chakratirtha.