A short drive from this the city led us to the largest lake of Himachal pradesh, Renuka lake. Flipping the pages of history, we find that this place is of great importance and is considered the birthplace of Lord Parashuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is the place where Maharishi Jamadagni and his wife Bhagwati Renuka ji practiced penance. Lord Vishnu, hence, took birth as their son.
According to mythology, King Sahastrabahu once attacked Tape ka Tiba Ashram (the place where Maharishi and his wife Renuka ji practiced penance) in Lord's absence, to get Kamdhenu cow from Maharishi. Eventually, the king killed Maharishi Jamdagni. Lord Parshurams mother Bhagwati Renuka Ji jumped in the Ram Sarovar and took Jal Samadhi. Sarovar immediately took the shape of a lady and since then it is known as Renuka Ji Lake.
We first visited the Renuka ji Mandir, situated in the vicinity. It houses many alluring deities that include the avatars of Lord Vishnu and sublime deities of Lord Parashurama and of Shri Renuka ji.
After seeking their blessings, we went for a small walk in the lap of nature, a pathway surrounding the lake. Jaw dropping beauty can be witnessed here.Water lilies floating, millions of fishes disturbing the calm surface of the water and the green reflection of the trees standing on the hills.