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Lohargal Yatra in Bhadrapad Month

Lohargal is a unique sacred spot located in Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan. A perennial stream falls into sacred teertha or pond known as Suraj Kund here. Lohargal Yatra is held from Sri Krishna Janmashtami to Amavasya. In 2023, Lohargal Yatra is from September 7 to September 14. The ritual is observed from the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month to Amavasya or no moon in Bhadra month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. Lohargal Yatra Story Legend has it that Pandavas after the Mahabharata battle repented on the banks of the Surajkund for the killing of relatives and thousands of other people in the Kurukshetra war. It is said that when the Pandavas washed their weapons in the Surajkund all of weapons melted. And the water body got the name Lohargal, that which melts iron. It is now believed that bathing in the holy waters at Lohargal cures various diseases. Lohargal is located around 70 km from Jhunjhunu.