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5 Famous Nainital Myths That You Don’t Want to Miss

India is one of the potential tourist spots in India and due to its various cultural and geographical qualities and diversities it has proved itself as one of the most vast tourist destination to explore in the whole world, India is more over a peninsula all these qualities combined to make India a sub continent. India has many tourist destinations either it is from east to west or north to south, wherever you go in India you can easily find tourist spots everywhere. Whether you go to Jammu and Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand or Rajasthan or Tamilnadu or West Bengal or Maharastra or any other place, India has all types of tourist spots whether it is hill station with snow covered mountains or lush green mountains or it is any sea beach or any lush green forest land you can explore many places in India.
India is a very religious country and there are many myths related to every religion, we can easily find many myths related to different tourist destinations also, similarly Nainital which is located in the Himalayan mountain range in Nainital also has many myths some of them are mentioned below.
  • First myth is according to Hindu mythology is that the Nainital was known as Tririshi Sarovar means lake of three sages in early ages and this has been reffered in the Manas Kand of Skand Puran. According to Skand Puran it is believed that there were 3 sages (rishi) named as Atri, Pulaha and Pulastya, they were very great sages they meditated at that time and dig a big hole and later on that hole get filled by water and that give the birth to Nainital.
  • Second myth is about the Naini Devi Temple, which has a very great importance for the Hindu religion, according to a myth when Lord Shiv was making his celestial journey with the charred body of Devi Sati, Lord Narayan decided to throw his Sudarshan Chakra on the charred body of Devi Sati and that results into 64 pieces of Devi Sati’s body every part fell on earth and results into Shakti Peeth. It is believed that the eyes of Devi Sati fell here and that gives the name of Nainital to this place.
  • Third myth is that the place has created after the hard worship (tapasya) of Lord Brahma, a small temple dedicated to Lord Brahma is located near KMVN house, the locals says that if anyone completes the parikrama of the lake has been blessed by Lord Brahma.
  • Fourth myth is that if someone is able to see all the nine corners at one shot will attain Nirvana means freedom from the cycle of birth and death, but no one has been able to do that till the date according to locals, if anyone tries to do that and get succeed will perish in the clouds and conquer Nirvana.
  • Fifth myth is a modern one as we all know that the place has been discovered by a British named Mr. P. Barron but some says that it was first discovered by another British named Mr. GW Traill, he discovered it before P Barron but he left it as it was because he believed at that time that this place is a holy place.
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