Five (pancha) sacred lakes (sarovar).
Manasa Sarovara – Tibet
Created in Brahma’s mind (manas) and brought to earth, near mount Kailash, the abode of Shiva.
Pushkar Sarovara – Rajasthan
Brahma dropped three lotus blossoms on the earth, where they hit the place Pushkar and the lake of the same name arose.
Bindu Sarovara – Gujarat
Created from the tears of Vishnu. Here sage Kapila taught his mother the Kapila Gita.
Pampa Sarovara – Karnataka
Here Parvati, called Pampa, meditated on Shiva. Furtheron ist was the place where Shabari had her ashram.