mount-abu Travel Guide

Welcome to Mount-Abu

Introduction 
Mount Abu is situated in one of the states of India named as Rajasthan. The ancient name of Mount Abu was Arbudaanchal. It is situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range. The hill is rich in flora covering the entire hill that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs.

History 
According to a legend, Abu stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent (large snake) who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four agni kula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a Lagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons. Once the Nandini, the cow of the venerable sage Vashishtha, was trapped in a deep chasm (a deep fissure in the earth's surface) and could not free herself. The sage appealed to Lord Shiva for assistance. Saraswati, the divine stream, flooded the pit and the cow floated up. Vashishta then approached the great Himalaya and asked him to fill the deep gorge permanently to avoid further mishaps. The youngest son of Himalaya, with the assistance of Arbud, the mighty snake, did the needful. The place came to be called Mount Arbud and was later reduced to its present form.

Places to visit 

Dilwara Jain Temples

Abu road

Nakki Lake

Guru Shikar

Area0
Population22943
LanguageHindi
Pin Code307501

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