Renuka temple, dedicated to the immortal Renuka, stands near the picturesque Renuka Lake (Sirmour).
Parashurama Tal and Renuka Temple, located at the base of the Renuka Lake is the Parashurama Tal, a massive pool embodying, it is believed, Parashurama, who desired to spend eternity at his mother's feet. Mother and son are reunited every year at the great Renuka Fair, held on banks of the lake, in the month of November.The original temple of Renukaji, is said to have been built overnight by a contingent of Gurkhas in the early 19th century.
Legend has it that when the evil Sahasarjuna killed the sage Jamadagini and tried to abduct his wife Renuka, She flung herself into the water. The gods restored her to life and this like is regarded to be her embodiment. There is a row of temples along its banks, and a track encircles the waters. Boats are available on hire from the hotel.