An ancient place of pilgrimage, dedicated to Kapil Muni, a saint, who propounded the Sankhya philosophy. The temple here is the venue for a fair in the month of Kartik (Oct.- Nov.), attracting thousands of pilgrims.
It is an idyllic picnic spot as well. Located on the highway leading to Jaisalmer, Kolayat is a village with a lake and a temple dedicated to Kapil Muni. The temple is the venue for an annual fair held in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) when the thousands of devotees gather in a large number to take a sacred dip in the holy waters of the Kolayat lake (Kapil Sarovar) on the full moon day.
Lake is considered to have the effect of washing off the sins of devotees. By day, the village turns into the venue for a camel and cattle fair.
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