The springs are located in a ravine, in the ancient land of Dobene, Semigallia, which may have been known as holy springs since ancient times. The Ķevele springs surprise not only with the number of springs, but also with the fact that they are located relatively close to each other and are very different. Although the spring water is colourless and odourless, the taste of each spring water and its healing properties are different. There is a legend that Charles XII, the King of Sweden, was cured with the water of the Ķevele springs. The stream formed by nine springs has many other springs further along the way. Locals say that “27” (which is the number of springs) is a powerful, magical number used in various cult rituals in ancient times. The waters of the stream formed by nine springs flow 400 m into an artificial mill installation, which forms Lake Svētezers. However, the first nine springs are the most accessible and most visited by people.