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Himachal lake adjoining temple to be cleaned

IANS  Mandi, June 23, 2014
First Published: 14:39 IST(23/6/2014) | Last Updated: 14:41 IST(23/6/2014)
A natural lake adjoining the centuries old hilltop Kamrunag temple, dedicated to the rain god, will be cleaned next week.
 
Women and tourists will be barred from the temple during the five-day lake cleaning operation.
 
"The Kamrunag lake will be cleaned from June 29 to July 3. During this period, there will a bar on the entry of women and tourists in the temple premises," temple official Vishnu Thakur told IANS.
 
The temple of Lord Kamrunag, also known as 'Bada Deo Kamrunag', is the principal deity and commands religious significance in the region.
 
The temple, accessible by a steep five-kilometre trek from Rohanda, some 50 km from here, is situated at an altitude of over 3,300 meters in Gohar area in Mandi district.
 
Old-timers say the lake cleaning is a centuries old tradition that helps to ward off evil spirits. During winter, the lake freezes.
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