Ankapata, Madhya Pradesh


Location: One of the prehistoric places where former Indian education system originated, Ankapata is a well-known town in the ancient city of Ujjain. It is about 2 km at the outskirts of Ujjain.

Description: Emerged during Vedic period, Ankapata still remains an important learning and education center. Sandeepani Ashram is the divine place where sage Sandeepani imparted knowledge to Lord Krishna, along with his friend Sudama. Neighboring of this learning center is popular among people as Ankapata. Moreover, Lord Krishna washed his writing tablet here and this is another reason behind the popularity of this place. Furthermore, you may see a stone here imprinted with numerals from 1 to 100. This stone is believed to be inscribed by Guru Sandeepani himself. Near the Ashram, there is a staircase water tank where Krishna collected holy water from various centers, so his Guru would not have to travel far to get holy water. Once you reach here you can know more about ancient period and you will be enchanted by exciting folklores of Lord Krishna linked with this holy place.

Activities: Two nearby attractions, Jantar Mantar and Pir Matsyendranath are worth-visiting, while you are in Ujjain. The origin of Pir Matsyendranath is traced back to 6th or 7th century BC.

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