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Prashar

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Last Updated On: 21/03/2016  

Prashar: Located at an altitude of 2730 mtr. Prashar  is known for Prashar lake, sloppy meadows, dense forest and the panoramic view of snow clad ranges of Dhauladhar. The “Prashar Lake” which  (JPG, 15 KB)has perimeter of about 300 mtr. is decorated by a floating island in it. Its crystal clear water adds to the charm of this scenic spot. Traditionally, it is believed that the lake was formed as  result of striking of rod (Gurj) by Rishi Prashar and water came out and took shape of the lake. An ancient Pagoda style temple dedicated to the Rishi Prashar, the patron God of Mandi region, stands besides the lake. The temple has been constructed by the King Ban Sen in 13-14th century with the Rishi being present in the form of a Pindi (stone). It is also said that the whole temple was built by using single deodar tree and it took 12 years to complete the temple construction. A walk around the lake gives a mystical experience of calmness of the surroundings. A visit to Parashar is a perfect blend of spiritual journey and exploring into the serene and beautiful Himalayan mountains. Several camping sites are also located here and it is the base for numerous easy & hard treks.

 

People from Mandi and other adjoining Districts visit the place for worshiping Prashar Rishi and believe that their wishes shall be fulfilled by blessings of the Rishi. In the month of June “Saranauhali” fair takes place which is attended by large number of locals from Mandi and Kullu Districts. A forest Rest House, HPPWD Rest House and Sarain of temple committee are available for night stay.

How to Reach:

50 Kms from Mandi (Mandi-Kataula-Baggi 31 Kms of Metalled Road and 19 Kms Forest Road from Baggi to Prashar)

45 Kms from Bhuntar Airport (Bhuntar-Bajaura-Kandi-Baggi 26 Kms Metalled Road and 19 Kms Forest Road from Baggi to Prashar)

 

Trek Routes:

Baggi-Prashar 5 Kms

Jwalapur-Prashar 7  Kms

Shiva Badar (Near Pandoh)-Thatta-Prashar 7 Kms

Prashar-Tunga Mata   6 Kms

Hanogi-Bandhi-Prashar 15  Kms

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

Hotels/Guest House near Prashar

Sr. No.

Name of Hotel/Guest House

Telephone No.

1

Prashar Guest House, Kataula

98166-69256

 

 

Home Stay Units near Prashar

Sr. No.

Name of Home Stay

Telephone No.

1

Sri Prashar Home Stay, Nandli (Kataula)

98053-71061

2

Hill View Home Stay, Kataula

94180-44003, 98162-44003

 

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