According to Hinduism, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, it is called "Manasa sarovaram", which is a combination of the Sanskrit words for "mind" and "lake". In Hinduism, Lake Manasarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the abode of Shiva after death. He or she is believed to be cleansed of all their sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.
Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and neighboring countries. Bathing in Manasarovar and drinking its water is believed by Hindus to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the yearly "Kailash Manasarovar Yatra". Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the waters of the lake