A holy place of pilgrimage located near the banks of the Sarasvatī (Saraswati) river. Agni, out of fear of being cursed by Sage Bhṛgu (Bhrigu), hid himself behind a Śamī (Shami) hedge at this place. The gods, who had come to this place of pilgrimage in search of Agni, found him hiding in the plant. It is said that Agni bathed at this place and worshiped Brahmā (Brahma). It was Brahmā’s grace that gave birth to the holy place of Agnitīrtha. Śalyaparva (Shalyaparva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) says that Balarāma (Balaram) once visited Agnitīrtha.