River Beas and Parwati both emerge from the hill tops of Kullu
District though the name of river is Beas but river Parwati is bigger
than Beas upto Bhunter where both rivers turn into one. Parwati river
originates from Mantalai (Man Lake) which is at the top of the mountain
in the Parwati valley. Parwati Valley means the area of the flow of
Parwati river in between Bhunter and the place said to be Mantalai. Mani
Mahesh a famous place for hot water springs is almost in the central
part of this valley. There are parallel hills and hillocks on both sides
of the Parwati river.
In the photograph one may see the spot from where the Mantalai starts
turning into Parwati river. The name of the river has been related to
the Goddess Parwati the wife of Lord Shiva as per legend.