(Last Updated on : 16/05/2014)
History of Mansar Lake
dates back not from the Later Vedic Age
, but from the time of Aryan
's intrusion in India. The history of Mansar Lake has also the direct link with Mahabharata. According to the final stage of Mahabharata
, Babar Vahan was the son of Arjuna
, one of the brave sons of Pandu
domain and Ulpi, who was the daughter of the tribal king of serpent King Nag. At that time King Nag ruled this place of pristine beauty. After the demise of Nag King, Arjuna's son Babar Vahan became the king of this region.
After the holy war with Babar Vahan and Lord Arjuna of the Mahabhartata, Arjuna performed "Ashwamegh Yagya
" to prove his superiority over the land. The horse for Ahwamedha Yajna used as sign of power was captured by Babar Vahan at village called Khoon nearby village Ramkot
on Udhampur road. In that place Lord Arjuna was killed by Babar Vahan. With joy of victory, Babar Vahan presented the head of Lord Arjuna to his mother Ulpi. She told Babar Vahan that he has killed his father and it's a sin. To make Lord Arjuna alive again, there required a Mani
(natural jewel) from Sheshnaga. Hence Babar vahan made a secret passage through his arrow and formed a tunnel which is now named as Surinsar. This Surinsar is now known as natural lake. After defeating Sheshnaga and capturing mani
, Babar Vahan came out at Manisar
later on known as Mansar. And this lake is known as Manisar Lake.
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