The waters from the spring feeding the Sun temple in Lohargal are considered to be holy, with the power of washing away all sins. After the winning Kurukshetra war, the Pandavas came to Lohargal to clean their blood-stained weapons in the pool (kund). According to local legend, the weapons dissolved. Some claim that the name of the town Lohargal is a contraction of the words loha (iron) and gal (dissolve).
Pilgrims travel to Lohargal to bathe in the waters that can cleanse them of their sins.
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