A holy place of pilgrimage devoted to lauding the greatness of Sage Nārada (Narada). In Vanaparva of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), Yudhiṣṭhira (Yudhisthira) was asked to visit this site of worship falling within the ambit of Kurukṣetra (Kurukshetra). It is situated to the east of the holy place at Saraka—

sarakasya tu pūrveṇa nāradasya mahātmanaḥ.
kuruśreṣṭha śubhaṃ tīrthamanājanmeti viśrutam.

There is a tale in Vāmanapurāṇa (Vamanapurana) about the establishment of Anājanmatīrtha (Anajanmatirtha). Once Viṣṇu assumed his Nṛsiṃha (Nrisingha) form to destroy dānava (danava or demon) clans, and after doing so became captivated by lionesses. As per the wishes of the other god, Mahādeva (Mahadeva) assumed a similar form, that of a lion, and engaged in a long drawn out battle with Nṛsiṃha-Hari. Absorbed in combat, both Mahādeva and Nṛsiṃhadeva (Nrisinghadeva) fell into a lake. Sage Nārada was engrossed in meditation under a peepal tree situated nearby. Witnessing Hara (meaning Mahādeva) and Hari engaged in a duel, he sang hymns in praise of both. The place where Nārada saw both Śiva (Shiva) and Hari together has been henceforth been renowned as Anājanma (Anajanma) or Janma.

  • In Padmapurāṇa (Padmapurana), instead of Anājanma, there is reference to Rāmajanma (Ramajanma).
  • A place situated five kilometres from Dodā (Doda or Dyoda) village in the Kaithāla (Kaithala) district located in the present state of Haryana.