Prashar lake


The Prashar lake near Sundernagar in district Mandi

The beautiful Prashar Lake is located high in the mountains, 40 Km north of Mandi. It is here that the sage Prashar is said to have meditated. On the lake’s edge is a three – steroid pagoda -like temple dedicated to the sage. Capped with a roof of slate tiles, the temple has a wealth of wood carving. An old temple, it is said to have been built by Raja Ban Sen of Mandi in the 14th century. An entire panorama of snowy mountain ranges is visible from this location.

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22 Comments

  • I’ve been to Himachal twice, on a long holiday – trekking and cycling. However missed this place both times. Now that you post it here, I MUST go…. I so much miss this magical land:)

  • Hi There,
    I am from Hoshiarpur, Panjab. I have been to Himachal so many times. But I never heard of this place. I am residing in Canada right now. But I will visit the place of the great sage, from whom my family name came from. It is a great effort to put all this info together.
    I just need some more info that who was the father of Rishi Prashar and who was his son and any other info you have regarding rishi Prashar.

    Thanks and regards,

    Rajan Prashar

    • My dear Rajan,
      Pyar.
      The name of father of Rishi Prashar is Shkti and Shakti is son of Rishi Vashisht. Ved Vyas is son of Rishi Prashar and Sukhdev was son of Rishi Ved Vyas.
      You will be surprised to know that at Pushkar near Ajmer in Rajasthan all the 3000 inhabitants are Prashars. There is also a temple of Rishi Prashar Ved Vyas and Sukhdev at one place at Pushkar. I have researched on the life of Rishi Prashar. Prashar is a vedic rishi, his name appears before the mantras in three vedas, Rig Ved Mandal 1, Richas 65 to 75 and at others. Yajur Ved and Sam V
      15.7.2010ed also. Prasaran in south, prashars in and around Hoshiarpur, Ropar in HP in Mandi district, Amritsar Lal Pur vill, Bhathals etc there are prashars. Sidhus are their yjmans. Chief Justice of Pb.Haryana High Court Justice Mela Ram from Ropar and so many others.
      Yours lovingly
      Manohar L:al
      v.Bhathal Sehja Singh, dist.Tarn Taran
      09888462065

      • Dear Sir,I read your comments on parashar rishi my gotra is also parashar I am residing in Delhi and very much eager to know about my forefather like parashar rishi,as per your statement U research on him . If you have no objection kindly share with me through my E/Mail. I am waiting for it. Thanking you, Yours gotra brother

  • Stunning! So, this is how the place looks like in winter! I have been there now and I am wondering if one can go there in winter somehow!

  • I came to know, one of the visitors of this place that at the temple of Rishi Prashar, everyday they offer meat.

  • Hi !
    I belong to Village Garli near Heritage village Pragpur .I have been to Prashar Lake ,its simply beautiful .Approach road is quite tedious and needs to be made user friendly . No body should be allowed to encroach upon the prestine envoirenment of the abode.

    P.K.Sood SE Doordarshan (Rtd.) Shimla

  • this is just fantactic and outstanding place .. no doubt the route is bad ..bt when u reach there its amazing ….. //// am from mandi and proud to be from this place ..

    • dear friend,
      Greeting of the Day
      Route is not bed as per your statement because this place is 2700 m hight Many way to go there :-By Mandi Kataula, By Bazoro Kataula,by Panarsa Jawalapur
      By Hanogi To Bandhi to Prashar and so on

  • THIS LAKE HAS MANY STORIES RELATED TO IT…………
    1 IS THAT..IF YOU SPREAD DIRT AROUND IT…NATURE WILL DO SOMETHING BAD WITH YOU…UNLESS YOU CLEAN IT ALL…CZ PARASHER RISHI GETS ANNOYED

  • Prashar is a like Haven. It is very beautiful area .and Green Valley The most important think is there .There is a round lake in the lake smoll piece of land
    if we know about the earth 75 % water and 25 % land Same like taht seen in prashar lake there is 75% water and 25% in land.

  • Hi, everyone.
    I M JITENDER THAKUR FROM HANOGI. I HAVE VISIT THIS PLACE. THIS PLACE IS HAVING AN OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY .
    YOU MUST VISIT TO THIS PLACE.

  • hi i am mandeep from patiala. i came to know about this place recently. i have 3 holidays in august so i will visit this place surely… seems to be very amazing place

  • dear sir i’m prakash parashar from bhilwara rajasthan, i’m an engineer and we are trying to make a website on parashars….
    this lake and temple is conected with our hearts..
    use you have any information about it, can you please provide us..
    you can response or connect with us on
    facebook/youthparashar
    youthparashar.blog.com

  • hi
    prashar lake is the very best site for visit .i like these plase but i do not go there .but i know i will go there one time….

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