Satyawati Lake: if you shout your wish out it will come true

Satyawati Lake is located at Satyawati village of Palpa district in Nepal. The name of this lake is derived from Goddess Sand it is a Hindu pilgrimage site. A sacred lake called Satyawati Tal is at an elevation of 1400 m above sea level. It is spread over an area of around five ropanies of land.


One can enjoy beautiful views of the lake and panoramic views of the Himalayan range can be seen. There is another small lake called Budhi Satyawati which lies on the trail from the main lake to the Satyawati village. Birds migrate to this lake and spend a few days. The lake usually dries up from mid-April to mid-June.

How to reach Satyawati Lake?

There are many foot trails to reach the lake, but the main trail starts from a place by the side of the Siddhartha Rajmarg, about 35 km south of Tansen, the district headquarters of Palpa district and 19 km north of Butwal. It is just two hours trek up the hill from the main road.

Satyawati Lake trek

Satyawati Lake is not only a pilgrimage site but also an interesting destination for other tourists. It is a nice trekking destination for domestic and foreign tourists as well. Satyawati Lake trek starts at Siddhartha Highway. It is a short trek that takes about 2-3 hours uphill to reach the Lake.

Satyawati Temple

There is a Hindu temple of the goddess Satyawati. A fair is held in this area during the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov). The legend says that on this night an old goddess will fulfill the wishes of the pilgrims who circle the lake three times and shout their wishes out to her. It is believed that people must shout because an old goddess is bad at hearing.
It is the place where people ask for a bridegroom by shouting.

People take a holy bath in the lake. Animals and birds are sacrifices to the Goddess Satyawati.

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