Bhrigu Lake

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Brighu Lake
Brighu Lake.jpg
Brighu Lake in Himachal Pradesh (India) during the months of May-June.
Location Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Type High altitude lake
Surface elevation 4,235 m (13,894 ft)
Website hptdc.gov.in
This is Bhrigu lake situated at approx. 14,200 feet located near Rohtang Pass, Kullu in the Himalayas
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Bhrigu Lake or Brighu Lake is a lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Gulaba village. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, close to the town of Manali. Actually there is no settlement in Gulaba and is an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.[1] [2] [3][4][5] [6]

Legend has it that the sage used to meditate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely. This lake is held sacred to the sage, Rishi Brighu, a great saint of Indian history. It lies on the various trek routes of the region.[7]

See also[edit]

  • (Kullu)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhrigu Lake, Himachal". himachalpradeshtourism.org. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "BHRIGU LAKE". bhrigulake.com. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bhrigu Lake". tripadvisor.com. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Trek To Bhrigu Lake". kullu.net. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bhrigu Lake Trek". mountainsojourns.com. 
  6. ^ "Bhrigu Lake Trek (432.5 m)". geck-co.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  7. ^ himachaltourism.gov.in

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Coordinates: 32°17′36″N 77°14′33″E / 32.29342°N 77.24249°E / 32.29342; 77.24249