By K.N. Pandita
Kashmir valley’s mythological name is Satisar: sar in Sanskrit means the lake. This name originated in the Nilamata Purana and has been carried down by later historian Kalhana and others who followed him.
For long, lakes of Kashmir have been famous world over for their clean and placid waters. These grand water bodies remained a source of great attraction to tourists, historians, archeologists and naturalists. Apart from their ecological usefulness, the lakes have also served as means of subsistence to hundreds of thousands of people. Lake commerce has its place in the economic history of Kashmir. Continue Reading…