Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

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Places of Interest in Sirmaur - Himachal Pradesh

Renukaji (672m)

Renukaji Lake, Nahan, Sirmour, HimachalA lake embodying Renuka, the wife of sage Jamadagni and the mother of Parsuram, is 45 km. away form Nahan. It is the largest lake in the State with a circumference of 2.5 km shaped like reclining woman, the lake is situated in a valley and the surrounding slopes are green with vegetation. A mini zoo, boating on the waters of the lake, trekking up to Jamu peak where Rishi Jamadagni is said to have meditated, lion safari and fishing river carp (Mahsheer) at Jataun (5km) are other attractions.

Renuka is the most important place of religious and tourist interest in Sirmaur District. This place has a famous lake named Renuka lakeBoating  in  Renuka   lake  is  main attraction for  the  tourists  visiting Renuka. This sacred oval shaped lake has  a circumference of 2.4 km. Close by  lies  the  Parshu  Ram  Lake  which vaguely  resemble  a human  figure.  It is believed that Parshu Rama's mother consecrated into water  out of  which this  lake  was formed. Towards  the  end  of the lake are towering palm trees which offer ideal picnic spots during day time.  This famous lake is visited by thousand of pligrims every year on Kartika ekadashi. The 1.6 Km patch between the Giri and humming camp where villagers hailing from far off places stay for a couple of days. Nightlong festivities including Kirtans are held by various groups.

The place remain fulll capacity during the days of the fair and offer a spectacular variety of activities. As one approaches the fair ground he is greeted by a notice board put up by the Wild Life Wing of the Forest Department warning, "Hold Your Gun--Game Sanctuary Starts". To this fair the brass iodl of Parasu Rama is brought from village Jamu, his parmanent abode, in a silver palki accompanied by musical instruments with great pomp and show. The deity remains in the temple for three days i.e. sudi, dashmi to dwadashi (from 10th to 12th of the bright half). The hill people pry to pujari with questions during the night when he goes into a trance and turns an oracle. He answers each and every question. These answers foretell things and, quite often, enjoin upon the questioner some offering or sacrifice to the deity ofr some other act as a condtion precedent to the fulfilment of the favourable prophecy such as deliverance from some misery or recovery of health from some disease. On dwadashi, generally, the people offer alms after the holy dip in the Renuka lake.

The place remain fulll capacity during the days of the fair and offer a spectacular variety of activities. As one approaches the fair ground he is greeted by a notice board put up by the Wild Life Wing of the Forest Department warning, "Hold Your Gun - Game Sanctuary Starts". To this fair the brass iodl of Parshu Rama is brought from village Jamu, his parmanent abode, in a silver palki accompanied by musical instruments with great pomp and show. The deity remains in the temple for three days i.e. sudi, dashmi to dwadashi (from 10th to 12th of the bright half). The hill people pry to pujari with questions during the night when he goes into a trance and turns an oracle. He answers each and every question. These answers foretell things and, quite often, enjoin upon the questioner some offering or sacrifice to the deity ofr some other act as a condtion precedent to the fulfilment of the favourable prophecy such as deliverance from some misery or recovery of health from some disease. On dwadashi, generally, the people offer alms after the holy dip in the Renuka lake. More Information on Renukaji Lake >>

Fast Facts:
Climate : Pleasant climate in winter and high temperature in Summer.
How to Reach : 40 km from Nahan by Road.
Where to Stay : Himachal Tourism Hotel Renuka provides excellent facilities of stay and attends to the comforts of the guests. In addition to this, an inspection hut of the forest department is also available. A rest house run by State Electricity Board is situated  about 2Km. away from Renuka lake at 'Dadahu'.

ParshuRama Temple RenukaJi Nahan Sirmour HimachalParshuram lake renukaji nahan HimachalRenukaji Temple Nahan Sirmour Himachal

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