Popular for lodging the second biggest statue in India, Rewalsar Lake is around 24 km from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.
The lake is formed like a square with a shoreline of 735 m. The lake lies on a mountain goad ensured by an assortment of thick vegetation and is known for its skimming islands of reed. It is trusted that every one of them can be moved by petition or breeze.
The spot is held holy by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. Legend has it that sage Padmasambhava utilized tantric forces to take flight from Rewalsar to Tibet to lecture Buddhism. Otherwise called Guru Rimpoche, it was under his impact that Mahayana Buddhism flourished at Rewalsar and his soul is said to live in the minor islands of coasting reed that floats over the water.
It likewise has a gurudwara that was implicit 1930 by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi. Rewalsar has three Hindi sanctuaries which are committed to Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and to the sage Lomas. There are three Buddhist cloisters at Rewalsar.
It is in Rewalsar that the sage Lomas did atonement in commitment to Lord Shiva.
The tenth Guru of Sikhism – Guru Gobind Singh is likewise known not dwelled in Rewalsar for around a month and the gurudwara was built in his honor.
The real fascination of the Rewalsar Lake is the statue of Guru Rinpoche that disregards the lake. Otherwise called the second Buddha, Guru Rinpoche lectured and spread Buddhism in Tibet and Bhutan. At 123 ft, it is the second biggest statue in Himachal Pradesh and is arranged about 4000 ft above ocean level.
Different lakes arranged close Rewalsar are likewise justified regardless of a visit. Of the six lakes, Lake of Kunt Bhayo (1750 m above ocean level) shouldn’t be missed. These old lakes are connected with Pandavas and are called SAR which implies – importance or good. An expansive number of visitors come to visit this lake because of the legend connected with it.
The timberland bureau of Rewalsar keeps up a little zoo which is likewise worth going to. The Sisu reasonable held in late February to March and the celebration of Baisakhi are essential occasions at Rewalsar.
Visitor houses, cabins and spending lodgings are accessible. The Sikh Gurudwara likewise offers housing. A wide range of Indian and Tibetan foods are accessible here. Eateries appended to lodgings serve Indian, Chinese and mainland treats. The momos merit attempting.
Rewalsar can be gone to at whatever time of the year. The best time to visit Rewalsar Lake is amongst March and October.