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Rajasthan: Sambhar Lake and its Mahabharata connect!

Sambhar Lake is a large inland saltwater lake located just at a distance of 70 km from Jaipur which finds mentioning in the epic Mahabharata as well.

As per the legend, this lake was part of the kingdom of a devil lord called Brishparva. Goddess Shakambari Devi turned the plains of the town into a mine of precious metal. However, since people were worried that such wealth can corrupt many, the goddess turned it into a reservoir of salt.

Rajasthan: Sambhar Lake and its Mahabharata connect!
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The Lake has been blessed with a stark and stunning white landscape and is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

The word ‘sambhar’ means ‘salt’ and the lake is named so as its surrounding regions have high concentrations of salt.

Classified as a Ramsar site (wetland of worldwide animation), it is home to flamingos, which are a major attraction of this place.

One can also spot a large number of pelicans here.

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