( Sannihit Sarovar )
Dimension : 1500 x 450 feet
Sarovar is a holy water tank in Kurukshetra, which is believed to
be the meeting point of seven sacred Sarasvatis. The lake is 1500x450
feet in size.
Hundreds of years ago, the holy waters of all the land felt burdened
by washed off sins of man. They sought help from the court of the
Lord. They thus spoke, "Man, absolves himself of all sins by
taking a dip in our waters. It is we who have to bear burden of
their sins. O Lord, master of all, show us a way to get rid of these
sins." At this the Lord said, "On the days of new moon,
'Amavasya' (night of complete darkness) or on the days of eclipse,
if you all collect in the waters of Sannihit tank, your sins will
be absolved". Ever since, it is believed that bathing in the
waters of this holy tank on these days brings one the advantage
of performing 'Ashvamed Yajna'. The Kumbh Mela is a major event
that is related to the legend.
to local legends, Lord Krishna haloed status of the tank is also
linked to the fact that Sannihit tank is considered to be the permanent
abode ohad taken a dip in these waters after the battle of Mahabharata.
That he met Radha here again, is another legend. But thef Lord Vishnu.
Liberation From Worldly Ties
Sannihit holds special sanctity. It is the seat where the wandering
souls of the unhappy dead find 'moksha' or release from worldly
ties. Prayers and 'pind daan' for the unnatural deaths is recommended
here. By the side of this renovated tank, lie small temples of Dhruv
Narayan, Lord Vishnu, Laxmi Narayan, Dhruv Bhagat, Lord Hanuman
and Mother Goddess, Durga.