Places of Religious Interest in District Sirmaur

By | May 27, 2020

Renuka Lake:

  • Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India and it is 672 m above the sea level.
  • It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214 m.
  • This lake was named after the goddess Renuka.
  • It is well connected by road.
  • Boating is available on the lake.
  • A lion safari and a zoo are there at Renuka.
  • It is the site of an annual fair held in November.
  • It is designated as Ramsar site since November 2005.
  • Renuka was the mother of Parshuram.

Paonta Sahib:

  • Paonta Sahib is situated at a distance of about 28 miles from Nahan on the Nahan-Dehradun road.
  • It is an important pilgrim centre for the Sikhs.
  • Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of Sikhs, resided here for about three years from 1742 to 1745 Bikrami and therefore, the place is considered sacred.
  • The townhouses a famous Gurdwara where fairs are held on the occasion of Hola in March and Baisakhi in April.
  • The Gurdwara is visited by thousands of pilgrims on the occasion of the Hola festival.
  • It also has a fine Hindu temple, built by the daughter of Raja Fateh Parkash on the bank of the Jamuna.
  • On her request, she was cremated here and a fine temple was built on the spot.


  • Tirlokpur is situated on an isolated hillock at a distance of about 8 miles from Nahan.
  • The place is famous for its temple of goddess Bala Sundari, who was manifested with Shakti.
  • An annual fair is held at this place in April in her honour.

Katsan Devi:

  • The Katsan Devi pass lies at a distance of 9 miles from Nahan.
  • The elevation of the place above mean sea level is 2,500 feet.
  • The Devi’s temple lies in a thick forest of sal trees with no habitation near it.
  • The place was once a resort of tigers, but none are now found.


  • Mangarh is a village in tahsil Pachhad about ten miles off Sarahan.
  • It possesses an ancient Hindu temple that traditionally connects with the Pandwas.


  • Situated about eight miles from Paonta Sahib, Baghani is another centre of religious interest to Sikh.
  • Guru Gobind Singh is said to have defeated the combined forces of some hill Rajas thereafter a grim battle.

Read also: Historical Places in District Sirmaur

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