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The lake is also famous for its natural beauty and strange happenings. There have been many sightings of glowing balls of light entering the river. This phenomenon is usually seen late at night or early in the morning. There has been no scientific explanation for this yet. The Hindu texts have explained this as souls from the astral layer, also called the 'Devatas' which means Gods in Sankrit, take a dip in the lake in the morning. The usual time of this celestial encounter is between 3 am and 5 am which is called Brahmamahurat or auspicious time of Brahma, the creator of this lake. The sight is really beautiful, unique and memorable. Most people who take a dip in this sweet water lake find the experience mesmerising. Its said that illusion doesn't exist here, as the mental plane gets very still with the meditative states that the lake energy can instill in people.
I don't mean to be skeptical, but all this is too incredible for me. Please provide proper references while adding such claims. --srini 12:09, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
--18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:05, 24 September 2010 (UTC) Manas Sarovar actually ManSarovar which is located in Nirthern part of Nepal in the border of Tibet,China. It is not located in China.
Declined — Ample evidence on the web that the lake that this article is talking about is the one to which the coordinates point and a reverse geocode on the coords indicates that this lake is in China. Are there two contenders to be this lake? Please explain your position in more detail if you choose to reassert it. Regards, TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 17:38, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
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Lake Manassarovar → Lake Manasarovar – Google ngrams and search hits widely prefer Lake Manasarovar, which was the original name of the article, still the most common form on Wikipedia, and my suggested rename. Existing Wikipedia usage for other lakes in Tibet would dictate Manasarovar Lake instead. The current spelling (Lake Manassarovar) is clearly unsupportable. --Relisted.BrownHairedGirl(talk) • (contribs) 14:57, 26 March 2014 (UTC) --—[AlanM1(talk)]— 10:18, 18 March 2014 (UTC) (Edited) —[AlanM1(talk)]— 16:40, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Move from Lake Manasarovar to Manasarovar Lake was done by @Inwind: on 2013-06-23, citing "Chinese lake naming convention".
Move from Manasarovar Lake to Lake Manassarovar was done by @JackofOz: on 2013-10-06, apparently without discussion, citing use in article sources (though only one source is available online, and it uses yet another spelling (Lake Manasarowar)).
this ngram report shows consistently 10–40% more usage of Manasarovar than Mansarovar. Manassarovar got only a single hit.
Of the 37 Tibetan lake articles, just 8 are of the form Lake X (as opposed to X Lake). This is even more apparent in lakes of China.
However, this ngram report shows 3–9x as many Lake Manasarovar as Manasarovar Lake, contradicting Wikipedia's apparent preference.
Nobody seems to care, including the two previous movers (who were pinged, and are currently active). Can I request a close/move and get this off my plate? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 23:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Support: As shown in the stats above, Manasarovar Lake with one 's' seems to be the common name. Rincewind42 (talk) 06:06, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Comment and alternative proposal. I agree that the most common spelling is Manasarovar. However the addition of 'lake' is tautological since the term Sanskrit 'sarovara' means lake. Since google hits have been taken into account in the start, 'Manasarovar' turned up far more hits than 'Lake Manosaravar' - it came up with 543000 for me. Obviously this is a quite crude method, but then counting ghits always is, and I have not checked for this in RS. However calling it Manasarovar would be sufficient. It is the primary use and there is no confusion, no need for disambiguation in the title. Imc (talk) 19:51, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
@Imc:Having a quick look at the hits that are not for Lake Manasarovar or Manasarovar Lake, they seem to refer to things named after it, not the lake itself (e.g. the pilgrimage "Kailash Manasarovar Yatra", hotels, casual language, etc.). —[AlanM1(talk)]— 03:49, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I take the point. Imc (talk) 13:15, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Support for the reasons given above. Imc (talk) 13:15, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
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@BrownHairedGirl: It seems that the talk pages are still reversed, with the text residing at Talk:Lake Manassarovar and a redirect at Talk:Lake Manasarovar. It seems the latter should be removed, the former renamed to the latter, and the former recreated as a redirect to the latter, right? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 00:54, 13 April 2014 (UTC)