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#6 of 36 Places To Visit in Jammu
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Buttal, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 182127, India
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about mansar and surinsar lakes

Harking back to the legends of Mahabharata,  Mansar and Surinsar Lakes Jammu are linked with Arjun and his son, Babar Vahan. The myth suggests that Babar Vahan mistakenly killed his own father, and to bring him back to life, used the mani from Sheshnag (or the six-headed snake god), which he got from creating a surang (or a passageway) with his arrow.

The site where he made the surang is now known as Surinsar and where he emerged with the mani is called Mansar. These two together are therefore known as the Mansar and Surinsar Lakes. The lake now stands surrounded by temples and shrines, which makes the lake popular among pilgrims, who take a dip in its holy waters as a ritual. The lake is also a popular boating spot, where you can even feed the multitude of fish.

The Mansar Lake is around 62 km and the Surinsar Lake, which is an extension to the Mansar Lake, is around 24 km from the main city of Jammu.

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1 Mansar and Surinsar Lakes review
Lakshay Pixrax
Lakshay Pixrax
Must visit !!
Jun 26 2014
This is a gr8 place for anyone who plans a trip to Jammu city. The lake is beautiful and the views are scenic. Boating facility is also dere. Had a gr8 time out dere. Go 4 sure!!
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