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Martand Tirath Yatra to Sun Temple in Kashmir

Martand Tirath Yatra is held at the famous Martand Sun Temple in Jammu and Kashmir. It is observed on the Guru Purnima – Ashada Poornima day. Martand Tirath Yatra 2018 date is July 27. Martand is one among the numerous names of Surya, the Hindu Sun God.

As per the Kashmiri Hindu legend, Martand is the thirteenth representative of Surya and rules the Mal Maas or Adhik Mahina or Extra month in a Hindu Lunar Calendar. Martand is worshipped by Hindus mainly for the peace of the dead souls of ancestors, parents and relatives.

Hindus perform Pinda Daan, Shradh and Tarpan for dead ancestors, parents and relatives on the Martand Tirath Yatra.

Martand Sun Temple is located at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.