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9.Shri Neelkanth Maharaj - The frozen lake!! | by Anmol Bhalla
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9.Shri Neelkanth Maharaj - The frozen lake!!

The holy lake of Shree Neelakantha Maharaj at the height of around 15000 - 15500 feet above ground level in district Lahaul ( Himachal Pradesh ) . Mythologically , this is the same place where Lord Shiva supposedly en gulped poison , after "Sagar Manthan" (The Ocean Churn ) . Legend says that , a person can see the jungles and wildlife inside the lake from the surface. At this time of the year this lake is frozen amongst the Greater Himalayan Ranges, where the temperature is sub zero, and terrain is difficult because of rocks and glaciers.This makes it my most difficult yet beautiful trek till date

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Taken on June 5, 2012