Nalakuvera and Manigriva were cursed by Narada to be born as twin Arjuna trees at Vrindavan for ignoring Him. Narada had said to Nalakuvera and Manigriva that they will escape from curse when
Krishna will pull them down. After pulling the tree down, Krishna asked them to go to the pond to purifying themselves.
It is narrated by Varaha that human beings can escape from the clutches of the material world by taking bath in the
. One will be liberated from all the sins committed in all the lifetimes if one takes a dip in the holy lake. A person need not fear diseases after taking bath in the lake. Damodar Lake
Varaha Purana also states that offering Tarpan and Pinda Daan on the banks of the lake will make the dead ancestors satisfied forever.
Damodar Kund is located at an altitude of more than 4880 meters in Annapurna Range in Himalayas in Nepal. Special pujas are held on the banks of the lake in the Kartik month (also known as Damodar Month) (October – November). Special pujas are also held during the Ashada Purnima (July – August).