Bhrigu Lake

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Brighu Lake
Brighu Lake.jpg
Brighu Lake in Himachal Pradesh (India) during the months of May-June.
Location of Brighu Lake within Himachal Pradesh
Location of Brighu Lake within Himachal Pradesh
Brighu Lake
LocationKullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates32°17′36″N 77°14′33″E / 32.29342°N 77.24249°E / 32.29342; 77.24249Coordinates: 32°17′36″N 77°14′33″E / 32.29342°N 77.24249°E / 32.29342; 77.24249
TypeHigh altitude lake
Primary inflowsGlacier and snow melt
Primary outflowsNone
Max. lengthN/A
Surface elevation4,235 m (13,894 ft)
Websitehptdc.gov.in

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]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Bhrigu Lake, Himachal". himachalpradeshtourism.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Bhrigu Lake Trek". mountainsojourns.com.
  3. ^ "Bhrigu Lake Trek (432.5 m)". geck-co.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "himachaltourism.gov.in". Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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