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Lakes In India
Water as an element is considered important and sacred by all the people, while it is an important and essential requirement for human living, which is available for humanity in many natural points of origin.
Ancient times, rivers and oceans are considered sacred, because they satisfied the basic needs of one, whether it is to sustain life as a drinking water, or as big seas to undertake vovages to distant lands. However, in a land like India, water was an important matter for religious and ritualistic purposes.
Water stored in large quantities, in a fixed area are considered Lakes, and India has a number of Lakes in every part of the country, on a quick unofficial count they are 180 are more taking into account of all recognized Lakes in the country.
Famous lakes of India
Some lakes in India are rather famous, drawing large number of people to visit them, for their largeness, apart from their specific purposes of City water supply through transportation. We may go through some of them here:
HussainSagar Lake of Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh strikes one’s attention when one thinks of Lakes in India. This lake was built by HazratHussain Shah Wali in the year 1562AD, covering 5.7 square km area, mainly to cater the needs of agriculture and farming, now amazing the visitor with a grand monolith Statue of Gautam Buddha standing in its expansive water surface.
Narayan SarovarLake atBhuj in Gujarat State, is considered as a Holy Lake for Hindus, with the other four lakes Manasarovar in Tibet, Pushkar in Rajasthan, Bhubaneshwar in Orissa and Pampa in Karnataka, which is considered a blessing of Lord Vishnu as per legends.
Dal Lake at Srinagar is a Jewel in the crown of Kashmir, covering 18 square km area, its shore line adorned with the Mughal era gardens, house boats, parks and hotels, all lining up to a distance of 15.5 km , is another wonderful Lake in India.
Nainital Lake is another famous lake in Kumaon Hills ofUttarkhand, famous for its beauty as well as puranic importance, with its counter parts in the Hills, Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchyatal Lake, drawing large number of tourists throughout the year.
Main purpose of Lakes
Every State in India has impressive lakes, such as Tamilnadu having Kodaikanal, Ooty and Yercaud lakes, for entertainment besides historical Veeranam Lake for drinking water supply, Karnataka and Kerala having beautiful lakes for entertainment and many other lakes throughout the country most of them maintained for irrigational purposes.
Brighu Lake | Dashair and Dhankar Lake | Ghadhasaru and Mahakali Lake | Kareri and Kumarwah Lake | Chander Naun | Khajjiar Lake | Lama Dal | Macchial Lake | Maharana Pratap Sagar | Manimahesh Lake, Chamba | Nako Lake, Kinnaur | Pandoh Lake, Mandi | Prashar Lake | Renuka Lake | Rewalsar Lake
Dhebar Lakes | Kaylana Lake Kolayat | Nakki Lake | Ana Sagar Lake | Foy Sagar Lake | Rajsamand Lake | Pushkar Lake | Sambhar Salt Lake | Ramgarh Lake, Jamwal Ramgarh | Balsamand lake, Jodhpur Mandore Road | Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur | Siliserh Lake, Alwar | Jaisamand Lake, Alwar | Jal Mahal, Man Sagar lake, Jaipur | Dudh Talai lake, Udaipur | Fateh Sagar Lake | Pichola lake, Udaipur | Rangsagar lake | Uday sagar Lake