Location of Rewalsari : - Just 23 kilometers from the town of Mandi is the silent town of Rewalsar.
If you are interested in solitude and peace and are looking for a destination which has these attributes in abundance then you should head for rewalsar a small hill town in Himachal Pradesh. The Rewalsar has a lot for followers of Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. As you approach the town of rewalsar you will be greeted by a tall statue of Buddhist mentor Guru Rinpoche. It was Guru Rinpoche who was also known by the name of Guru Padma Sambhav, Guru Rinpoche is known to spread Mahayana Buddhism in the region of Tibet and Bhutan. There is an old mythological tale related with Guru Padma sambhav who enticed the daughter of the Mandi king. King was not happy with their relation and he sought to kill Guru Padma sambhav. The king conspired to kill his daughter and Guru Padmasambhav burning them in funeral pyre. Guru rinpoche with his mystical powers transformed the pyre in to a lake, Guru Padma sambhav was seen riding a mystical lotus flower surrounded by an ethereal rainbow.
After this incident it is said Guru Padma sambhav flew to Tibet and preached Buddhism, he is regarded as represent Buddha. Guru padma sambhav is known as Guru Rinpoche and is widely revered by the Tibetan Buddhist. The followers of Buddhism come in large numbers to rewalsar, there are three Buddhist monasteries at rewalsar. Rewalsar also has a Gompa by the name “Drikyung Kagyu Gompa”. The Tibetan Buddhist specially the residents of lahaul and spiti come to rewalsar in the winter month and engage in meditative practices.
Guru Rinpoche is said to imbibe in the tall reed of the rewalsar lake. The Hindu have three temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, lord Krishna and Sage lomas. The Sidh Baba Balak Nath temple at Deotsidh is just 79kms from the city of Rewalsar. The king of mandi in year 1930 built a Sikh Gurudwara in remembrance of Guru Gobind singh ji who had come to this place in the eighteenth century, it is said Guru Gobind singh ji had stayed at Rewalser for more than a month. The disciples of Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism come to rewalsar in good numbers. The small town of Rewalsar is an ideal escape for those travelers who want to seek peace ,the life at rewalsar is very slow paced living in communion with the nature.