The 5 Holy Lakes of Hinduism

By TravelDine

BINDU SAROVAR. SIDDHPUR, GUJARAT 

01.

It is believed that Lord Parshuram performed the pind-daan ceremony for his mother here.  

The pilgrimage attracts thousands of  devotees from all over India. 

Narayan Sarovar, Gujarat

02.

Legend has it that the ancient river Saraswati used to flow into this lake.

Two yearly fairs are held here, one in Chaitra (April -May) and the other in Kartik (November- December) 

Pampa Sarovar, Hampi, Karnataka 

03.

The lake is mentioned in Ramayana, as the location of Sugriva's monkey kingdom.

Temples dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Shiva face the lake. 

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan 

04.

The lake is mentioned in  Ramayana and Mahabharata, as well as several puranas. 

Home to one of the rare temples where you can worship the creator god Brahma, it is an important pilgrimage spot.

Mansarovar, Tibet 

05.

The only one among the five lakes which isn't in India, this lake is sacred to Buddhists and Jains as well. 

It is believed to be one of the abodes of Lord Shiva.