Legend has it that all the rivers of the world complained to Vishnu that they were polluted due to humans washing their sins in them. Vishnu as a solution asked them to collect in the Sannihit Sarovar on Amavasya day and get all the sins removed.
Thus Sannihit Sarovar became a holy spot for those looking for redemption of sins.
There are numerous temples located near the Sarovar – the most famous among them is that of Laxminarayan Temple. Other temples are of Hanuman, Durga, Dhruv and Vishnu. There is also a Birla Mandir nearby.
Sannihit Sarovar is located near the Kurukshetra Railway Station.