Renuka Lake is located in the Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh and is a popular tourist attraction. This beautiful lake is located at an altitude of 672 meters and lies in the Sirmaur district. Renuka Lake can be easily reached from Shimla by road. The Renuka Lake has a circumference of 3214 meters. The Renuka Lake has an interesting story behind it. Read on further to know more about the same.
The shape of Renuka Lake is like a reclining woman. It is said that
this lake is supposed to personify Goddess Renuka, the mother of the
famous Parashuram sage. There is another small lake just at the base of
the Renuka Lake that is dedicated to Parashuram. It is said that
Parashuram wanted to be at the feet of his mother forever. Another
famous legend is that a demon named Sahasarjuna killed the sage
Jamadagini and tried to seize his wife Renuka. In order to save herself
she jumped into this Lake. The Gods later brought her back to life. This
lake is supposed to personify her.
There are two temples built near the lake. The temple that is dedicated
to Goddess Renuka is said to have been built overnight in the 18th
Century. The Lake is nestled cozily amidst lush green hills and steep
valleys. The place is also famous for a wildlife sanctuary that is
visited by most tourists who come to this place. There is also a mini
zoo at a distance of 2 kilometers from this lake. The place is famous
for the Renuka fair that is held for three days during November. The
fair is very colorful and many people throng this fair to participate in
it and enjoy.