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Saravana Lake

That is how they became kRttikAs, (Pleiades). But before this the kRttikAs unburdened Siva’s energy in SaravaNa lake (at the southern end of Mount Kailas, according to one tradition and, according to another tradition, near Tiruchendur in the southernmost tip of India). This lake had itself been purified in times of yore by the body of Uma herself. When the demon Bhasmasura was threatening to put his hand on Lord Siva and destroy Him , Siva disappeared and in the agony of that disappearance, Uma split her body into thousand pieces which fell down in this very lake. This was why this lake of Sara grass had divine strength to receive Siva’s seed. Cited rom Website: Beach 1:
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