Happy Birthday 🎂 Nainital.
Type on comment box for your wishes ✌️😍😊 Nainital has always been famous for its hills and beauty but it is also a religious spot for the third largest religion, Hinduism. The city has been part of a few myths and legends of Hindu scripture.
Sati decided to consign herself to sacrificial fire after her father Daksha had disrespected her god. It is also said that when Lord Shiva was carrying the burnt body of goddess Parvati, some parts of her body fell at 64 places, called as Shakthi peeks, one of them being Nainital. Nainital derives its name from the Naini Lake; Nain signifying the eye of Sati.
Manas Khand from the Skand Purans has also mentioned the city and called Nainital as the Tri-Rishi-Sarovar. According to the legend, there was no water in Nainital, so three rishis decided to dig up a hole and fill it with the holy water of Lake Manasarovar from Tibet, which later was called as Naini Lake. Even today, people take holy dip in the Naini Lake.
The discovery of Nainital is also attributed to two foreigners, one was Mr G.W. Traill, who was then the Commissioner of Kumaon and Garhwal and Mr P Barron was a European entrepreneur. When in 1832, Mr Trail first found Nainital he was astonished by the sheer beauty of the lakes and the splendid nature in front of his eyes. He never revealed this secret as he thought that the people will never understand the culture of the residents of Nainital and would destroy mother nature’s beauty.
Mr P. Barron was of a completely different mindset. In 1839, when he reached Nainital by mistake, he could already see a big resort and money rendering vacation spot, soon he started colonizing it. He called it to be the “best site on his 1500 m
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