Gaurikund lake( with emerald view ) also called the Lake of compassion(as described in Shiv-puran of Hindu mythology) bemused me. Story goes that while bathing in the kund, Parvati made an image of Ganesh from the soap suds on her body and gave life into it and placed it at the entrance of her home to prevent others from entering there. Lord Shiva while trying to enter there was stopped by Ganesha. Out of anger, shiva cut off the boy's head. Pravati became restless and inconsolable and insisted Shiva to bring back her boy to life. Shiva then took the head of a wandering elephant and placed it on the body of Ganesha and Parvati had her son back.

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