Although the historical aspects of Krishna consciousness philosophy are sometimes put into the category of myth, Srila Prabhupada and his followers are convinced of the factual reality of these historical places and events. Here’s what Srila Prabhupada once said about Naimisaranya in a lecture in Caracas on 24 February, 1975: “That Naimisaranya is still there in India. It is now changed by the name, Nimsar. It is situated about hundred miles off from Lucknow. So still there are many hermitages in Naimisaranya. People go there to visit as it a place of pilgrimage. So this Bhagavatam was discussed there at Naimisaranya.”