Prashar Lake, also known as Parashar Lake, is a small lake situated about 50 kilometers from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular destination among both travel enthusiasts and locals as well. With a three stories pagoda like temple, dedicated to sage Prashar, on its banks, it is considered as a holy lake and locals from nearby areas continue to visit here all year long.Prashar Lake which is located about 50 odd KMs North of Mandi, is one of the top most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh.
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Interesting facts about Prashar Lake
If one is planning to hit this panoramic location, the best time to visit is during the months of May, June, September, and October. It comes along with challenges as the altitude is high and the mountain is steep. Once the tourist reaches the Friendship Peak, the whole sight is really beautiful and gripping.
During monsoon, the lake and its nearby areas is all lush green. Come winters and it all get buried under a thick sheet of white in months of January and February.
Mercury drops down to -9 degrees during winters and goes up to 23 degrees during summers. Pack your bag accordingly. However, the weather condition around the lake remains moderate and makes it ideal for campin.
In the middle of the attractive and spiritual valleys of Himachal Pradesh lies the mystical Prashar Lake. Located unventilated Mandi, the lake is a sacred destination nestled surrounded by soaring, snowbound mountains of the Dhauladhar Ranges of Kullu. The three storied temple stands tall on the banks. This thirteenth-century old pagoda is in honour of the Rishi, Prashar. The lake holds mythological importance that dates back to the era of Pandavas. The mystery of a floating island on the lake, the mesmerizing vistas, and the serene tranquillity echoes in the surroundings of the lake.It was formed to build a home for Dev Kamrunag who was mesmerized by the tranquillity the valley offered. People believe that, on the request of the deity, Bheem, the strongest Pandav, pushed the mountain peak and denting an oval lake.