The earliest name of Tibet Manasarovar was "Matri", or "Matri Tso", which was a name of a Dragon King of Bon Religion. Buddhist scriptures say that there were four dragon kings in the four sacred lakes, and at first, they always stirred up troubles and endangered the people. During the reign of Tibetan king Chisong Dezan, Padmasambhava showed his magic powers and conquered the four dragon kings, converted them to Buddhism, and the four dragon kings gradually became the four dharma protectors of Tibetan Buddhism. Since then, "Matri Tso" has also been renamed "Manasarovar", which means "invincible lake" in Tibetan.
It is said that Lake Manasarovar is the holiest lake that is bestowed by God. The sacred water of the lake can clean one’s sins or annoyances when he is rinsed by the river. As the oldest and holiest lake for Bon religion, Indian Buddhism, and Hinduism, Lake Manasarovar is one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet. According to the Hindus, it is the residence of the Shiva God.