Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh

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Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

Residing graciously in the high mountains at an altitude of 2730m, Prashar is a what you can think of a paradise. Lying 50 km north-east of the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, Prashar is well known for its famous lake. Prashar Lake is considered sacred and some legends are associated with it. It is believed that Sage Prashar meditated on the banks of this lake, hence it is called the Prashar Lake.

Prashar Lake

Photo of Prashar Lake, D.P.F. Parashar Dhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Samarika Issar

Legends associated with Prashar Lake

It is believed that Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers rammed his elbow on one of the mountains and created a saucer-shaped dent which is today's famous Prashar Lake. He created it for Lord Kamrunag when they were on their way back from the war. Lord Kamrunag loved the place and decided to live here forever and Bhima, for his ease, created this lake. The valley is known as the Kamru valley because of this.

View at evening

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Life in Prashar

The localities of Prashar lead a simple life. Their day starts with the enchanting prayers from the Prashar temple echoing in the valley. From shearing sheeps to collecting useful grasses and flowers is the day to day tasks of the people there. For having the basic amenities they have to trek up and down to the Baggi village which is at a distance of approx. 7 km from the lake.

A Localite

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Prashar is Ideal for?

If you're a person who loves secluded places and experiencing a whole new culture and lifestyle then Prashar is for you! It is one of the best-kept secrets in Himachal Pradesh where you can spend a quality time with your group or with yourself if you're traveling solo.

At the time of sunrise

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You can wake up early and hike up the hills to witness sun slowly rising from the horizon spreading it's light over the panoramic mountains and lighting up the whole valley.

Prashar Rishi Temple

Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

Visit the Prashar Rishi Temple. You can know more about Prashar and the legends by catching up with the locals.

Goats and sheep you can spot everywhere in Prashar.

Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

Explore the nearby hills and behold the beauty of panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains.

Mountains at a distant.

Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

Feast your eyes with the beautiful colors of the sky at the time of sunset. Hike up a hill to witness the miracle of the nature.

At the time of sunset

Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

At night, you can sit on the wet grass and look skyward to gaze at the beautiful night sky brightened by millions of stars.

The only picture I have of night time.

Photo of Prashar! Paradise of Himachal Pradesh by Samarika Issar

Felt like Prashar is for you? Then pack your bags and go visit this beautiful paradise.

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