Papanasini River

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Papanasini River

Papanasini River is a river in Kerala, in South India. Also spelt Papanashini, the name means "washes away all sins".

Geography[edit]

The river begins as a spring in the Brahmagiri Hills region near Tirunelli Temple. The river meets the Kalindi River of Kerala (not the more famous Kalindi which is also known as Yamuna).

Legends[edit]

According to tradition, Vishnu granted the power of the Papanasini river to wash away all sins as a boon to Lord Brahma, after Lord Brahma installed an idol of Vishnu at Thirunelli Temple. Pilgrims travel to Papansini river to wash themselves of their sins.