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Lake Manasarovar, Burang County

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Lake Manasarovar is a freshwater lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region, from Lhasa. To the west of it is Lake Rakshastal; to the north is Mount Kailash.GeographyLake Manasarovar lies at above mean sea level, a relatively high elevation for a large freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau.Lake Manasarovar is relatively round in shape with the circumference of 88km. Its depth reaches a maximum depth of 90m and its surface area is. It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Lake Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej, which is the easternmost large tributary of the Sindhu. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Ghaghara, an important tributary of the Ganges.Lake Manas Sarovar overflows in to lake Rakshastal which is a salt-water endorheic lake. These lakes used to be part of the Sutlej basin and were separated due to tectonic activity.EtymologyThe word "Manasarovara" originates from Sanskrit, which is a combination of the words "Manas" "sarovara" manas meaning mind and sarovara meaning lake. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth.
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  • Top listed pilgrim for all hindus. Even I dreamed of going to Kailash since past 20 yrs and it was only in 2016 I could visit this sacred place. I had heard and read lots of horror stories of people c...  more »
  • September 2011 - My only regret is that I should have spent longer there arriving mid afternoon and departing the noon the following day was far to short My advise - spend a few days there and explore  more »
  • To live the Holy Lake Manasarovar we went tired right after the crust around Kailas. I don't know about anyone but me terribly znobilo all day, and I was looking forward to the promised visit to the thermal baths at the monastery near the Lake. Although baths were shabby appearance and half water included passatizhami, but we all got an ineffable pleasure from hot brackish water. At the same time that for the first time in three days. More in Tibet I no longer frozen. Thought then bathe in Manasarovare, but guide forbade us to do so, because it is the sacred Tibetan Lake-and we oskorbim his feelings. Hindus, for example, it quietly basking. Therefore, we only made ablution face. The water was very warm (20 degrees), probably because of the small depth near the shore. Stunning Lake view, away: open.
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