Aṣṭavakra (Ashtavakra)is the name of a tīrtha (tirtha; site of pilgrimage) mentioned in Anuśāsanaparva (Anusasanaparva)of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata). Visting this site, one may attain to the benefit of the Aśvamedha yajña (Aswamedha yajna).
Rahugram or Raila is four miles away from the present-day Haridvāra. A small river flows by the side of this region, that river is called Aṣṭāvakra (Ashtavakra) nadī (nadi; river). Howevers schorals think that the hermitage of sage Aṣṭāvakra or Aṣṭāvakratīrtha was located near the place called Pauri in Srinagar. A nearby region belonging to Garwal Himālaya is called Aṣṭāvakra parvata (mountain).