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Rewalsar

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Last Updated On: 01/05/2017  

 

Rewalsar:  Rewalsar is an important religious places for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists alike. The natural lake at Rewalsar is famous for its floating reed islands and fishes. Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh shrines exist along the periphery of Lake. Legend has it that the great teacher and scholar (JPG, 15 KB) Padmasambhava used his enormous powers to take flight to Tibet from Rewalsar. It is believed that tiny islands of floating reed in Rewalser Lake have the spirit of Padamasabhava embodied in it. An imposing statue of Padamsambhava is also built in Rewalsar. At this place Sage Lomas is believed to have performed his penance to appease Lord Shiva. The Gurudwara Shri Rewalsar Sahib is associated with the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji who called upon Pahari Rajas to be united in his fight against Mughals. People of all religion come to Rewalsar for a Holy bath on Baisakhi. There are three Buddhist monasteries at Rewalsar. It has a Gurudwara that was built in 1930 by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi. There are Hindu temples which are dedicated to Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and sage Lomas alongside the lake. Naina Devi Ji Temple: Situated at a distance of 10 Km from Rewalsar, a temple of Naina Mata exist on a hill top. It is believed that eye of Sati fell on the place and a temple of Naina Devi was built on this sacred place. Devotees from all corners of the State visit the temple throughout the year. The place is surrounded by pine trees and presents a panoramic view of Balh & Sarkaghat Valleys. People also love to trek to this place from Rewalsar. On way to Naina Devi temple we come across another lake known as Kunt Bhayo named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. It is said that Arjun created the lake to quench the thrist of his mother. There exist six other lakes of legend locally known as "Sar" in this area. Most of the water in these lakes is collected during the rainy season.

 

 

 

REWALSER MONESTRY: It is most sacred place for Buddhists in Himachal Pradesh. According (JPG, 10 KB) to popular legend, the daughter of Raja Arashadhar of Mandi State was initiated to tantric discipline by Padmasambhava. This irked the courtiers of the king and their continuous instigation led the king to order  burning of the Padmasambhava alive on pyre. But the burning pyre turned into a water pool and Master survived by transforming himself into a lotus. It is believed that tiny islands of floating reed in Rewalser Lake have the spirit of Padamasabhava embodied in it.

 

 

 

How to Reach:

 

25 Km from Mandi Town

 

40 Km from Mandi via Ner Chowk

 

 

 

Trek Route:

 

Rewalsar-Naina Devi 5 Kms

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

 

 

Hotels/Guest Houses in Rewalsar

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Name of Hotel/Guest House

Telephone No.

1

Hotel The Tourist Inn, HPTDC Ltd., Rewalsar

01905-240252

2

Comfort Guest House, Rewalsar

01905-240270

3

Euro Palace Hotel & Restaurant, Rewalsar

01905-314347, 98176-79963

4

Lotus Lake Lake Hotel, Rewalsar

01905-240239

5

Lomush Hotel, Rewalsar

01905-240238, 98160-80218

6

Lake View Hotel, Rewalsar

98161-33736

7

Triveni Hotel & Restaurant, Rewalsar

94182-80010, 94182-02585

8

Hill View Paradise Guest House, Rewalsar

9816641555

9

Hotel Wanggdu, Rewalsar

98160-60888, 94189-56799

10

Sunny Guest House, Rewalsar

98160-78124

11

GK Guest House, Rewalsar

98163-36209

 

Home Stay Units near Rewalsar

 

Sr. No.

Name of Home Stay

Telephone No.

1

Naina Home Stay, Sarkidhar

01905-240676

2

Ritu Raj Home Stay, Sarkidhar

92188-87689

3

Sharma Home Stay, Sarkidhar

98166-40627

 

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