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Sambhar Lake in Hinduism

Sambhar Lake, located 65 km west of Jaipur in Rajasthan, is the largest saline lake in India. There are some stories that connect Sambhar Lake to Hinduism.

Legend has it that the lake was created by Goddess Shakambhari and bestowed to the people of the region. A small temple located to her honor is located on the banks of the lake.

Goddess Shakambhari is the kind of Mother Goddess Shakti that appeared after a severe drought. She started vegetation again on earth. 

The lake is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. Shukracharya the Guru of Asuras or demons lived by the lake.