Renuka Temple, Nahan

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Renuka Temple is an exotic tourist destination situated at Nahan in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Renuka. The temple is located near the Renuka Lake. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Renuka was the mother of sage Parshurama. It is believed that she was killed by her own son to obey his father’s order, Jamadagni, one of the seven great sages. It is also believed that the temple was built in one night by the Gurkhas during the 19th century to honour Goddess Durga.

Renuka Fair is held every year on the banks of Renuaka Lake, in the month of November, to honour Goddess Renuka. Other than religious faith, the fair includes music, street markets, exhibitions, dance performances, and many other activities. According to an old ritual, people exchange their turbans, caps and even share water with each other to spread the message of brotherhood.

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