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Location : Kurukshetra, Haryana
Type : Natural Lake
Time Months to Visit : Throughout the year
Famous for its sacred waters, Brahma Sarovar Lake of Haryana is popular among Hindu pilgrims who visit the place for having a holy dip in its water. It is, in fact, considered one of the most revered places of pilgrimage. According to a legend, this place was the origin of civilization and it was Lord Brahma who himself conceived this place. The place has found mention in religious text like Mahabharata, Puranas and in the historical description by Al Beruni in his famous book "Kitab-ul-Hind".
A temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva is present in the waters of the Sarovar. There are several steps that lead to the lake. On these steps, several saints can be seen offering prayers. It is believed that bathing in the waters of Brahma Sarovar Lake will purgate all the sins. According to old scriptures, one should bath in the waters of Sarovar to alleviate the sanctity of "Ashvmedha Yajna".
"Deepdan" is the famous ceremony that is performed during the celebration of the Gita Jayanti. At this time, pilgrims offer their homage and participate in activities of the "puja".
This festive occasion is celebrated every year in the month of November or December. The devotees come here during the solar eclipse to seek blessings.
The dignity and purity of Brahma Sarovar Lake attracts visitors who come here in search of seclusion and spend some time in peaceful solitariness.