And the legend goes... A woman who was attempting the Kora around Mt Kailash stopped at a small puddle to drink some water after a long day of walking with her newborn baby strapped to her back. When she kneeled over the edge her baby fell inside and drowned. Being unable to save him, she stayed at that spot crying for a whole year until her tears filled up the puddle creating a small lake which is now considered extremely sacred to Buddhists. The lake represents the love and compassion of a mother. After the lake was formed, the mother completed the Kora and got enlightenment. According to Hindus, the small lake is the site where Parvati, Shiva’s wife, bathes every day... either way, the lake is a very sacred and special place for both religions and is surrounded by mysticism. A great view of it can be seen from Droma La Pass, as well as the surrounding black mountains and valleys which transport you to a land as remote as Middle Earth . It seems like Sam and Frodo are going to appear from behind one of the sharp ridges any minute now.