Lake Priyadarshini

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Lake Priyadarshini
Location Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica
Coordinates 70°45′47″S 11°44′20″E / 70.763°S 11.739°E / -70.763; 11.739Coordinates: 70°45′47″S 11°44′20″E / 70.763°S 11.739°E / -70.763; 11.739
Basin countries (Antarctica)
Frozen March–February

Lake Priyadarshini is a freshwater lake in the Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica. It supplies water for Maitri, India's second permanent station in Antarctica.[1]

Sanskrit priyadarshinī प्रियदर्शिनी is the feminine form of priyadarshina प्रियदर्शिन, meaning "looking with kindness upon everything".


  1. ^ Ingole, Baban; Vinod Dhargalkar (25 March 1998). "Ecobiological assessment of a freshwater lake at Schirmacher Oasis with reference to human activities". Current Science 74 (6): 529–534. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 

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