5 Most Sacred Lakes of India – Panch Sarovar

India is a land of most sacred and holy lakes considered sacred by Buddhists, Jainism ,Sikhs and Hindus. There are five sacred lakes in India collectively known as Panch Sarovar, mentioned in Bhagavata Purana and attracting religious people from India, Nepal and Tibet.

Manas Sarovar

Lake Manasarovar is known as Manas Sarovar in Sanskrit, located near Mount Kailash and fed by the Kailash Glaciers. The high altitude freshwater lake is a sacred Sarovar in four religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon Tibetan.


Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar both are most famous place of pilgrimage and the tours is known as Kailash Manas Sarovar Yatra, organized regularly from India and also the place is abode of the Hamsa bird.

Bindu Sarovar, Gujarat

Bindu Sarovar in Siddhpur of Gujarat is a small tank with ruins of Rudra Mahalaya Temple and Arvadeswar Shiva temple. The Sarovar is collectively part of the Panch sacred Sarovar of India and only place in India where Matrushraddh ritual performed.

Narayan Sarovar, Gujarat

Narayan Sarovar on the Kori Creek of Gujarat is located in Kutch district, considered as one of the five most holy lakes by Hindus. Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary around the village and lake offers a unique eco-system and one of the best habitats of the reintroduction of cheetah in India.

Pampa Sarovar, Karnataka

Pampa Sarovar near Hampi in Karnataka is one of the five sacred sarovars lakes in India, mentioned in Shrimad Bhagavata Purana. The lake is filled with lotuses and the place where Shabari met lord Rama.

Pushkar Sarovar, Rajasthan


Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar in Ajmer district of Rajasthan is one of the five sacred sarovar of India and a pilgrimage centre to the Hindus. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and home to temple dedicated to Brahma, dedicated to Varaha and other notable temples.

There are more sacred lakes in India, located high in the Upper Himalayan Zone of Himachal Pradesh such as Mahakali Lake,Prashar Lake, Suraj Tal, Nakki Lake in Indian hill station of Mount Abu and Khecheopalri Lake, Gurudongmar Lake of Sikkim.

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