Legend has it that Sage Vasishta’s holy cow Nandini once fell into a deep gorge. The cow could not free itself. The sage then requested Lord Shiva to help. Shiva then directed
to flood the gorge so that Nandini can float up. Saraswati River
Once Nandini was saved, Sage Vasishta decided to permanently fill the gorge so that such mishaps do not happen in future. The sage then requested the youngest son of
of mountains, to fill the gorge permanently.
The son of
the help of a might snake named Arbud to fill the gorge. When they filled the
gorge a mountain peak formed and the spot was called .
The name later changed to Mount Arbud . Mount