The Rewalsar visit of the tenth Guru was a great occasion as he came from
Anandpur Sahib and camped for sometime preach- ing.The Rajas of Srinagar(Garhwal) Chamba,
Nadaun, Mandi, Karamgarh, Kangra, Kutler, Jaswan, Bushair, Kulu, Kuinthal etc., visited
the Guru and heard his preachings. Subsequently the Ranis and other ladies also paid their
homage and received blessings from him. On his return journey he halted at Mandi.
Regarding the Siva temple at Rewalsar it said
that Maharishi Lomas had meditated for several thousand years at Rewalsar. Lord Siva was
pleased with his tapashya and asked him if he wanted a boon. Lomas desired that Lord Siva
should have a permanent abode at that place. Lord Siva agreed, and hence Rewalsar is very
sacred to the Saivaites.
The Siva temple on the Western Side of the tank
is very old though the exact age is difficult to ascertain. It is built on the Shikhara
style. It is said the ancient name was Lomashsar and later on, the name was converted to
Rewalsar or Rewalsar.