The history and existence of Lohardaga goes back to an ancient time. As per the Jain literature, it is believed that Lord Mahavir went to stay at a location known as the ‘Lore-a-Yadaga’. This term also can be found in the Mundari literature. In the Mundari language, the term ‘lore-a-ydaga’ stands for river of tears.
The intense and historical past of the place is reflected from the remains and relics of structures such as forts and temples of Korambe, Bhandra and Khukhra-bhakso. It is believed, as per the historians that Lohardaga used to be the seat for smelting iron.
During the year of 1765, this region was invaded by the British people. The ‘South West Frontier Agency’ was found here in the year of 1833. The year 1842 saw the moving of the Principal Assistant to the ‘Agent’ from Lohardaga to Ranchi. In the year 1972, the status of a Sub-Division was given to Lohardaga by the government of Bihar and on 17th May of year 1983, this place was declared as a district.
HOW TO REACH LOHARDAGA
By air: The closest air terminal is located in Ranchi, which is set at a distance of 70 Kms away.
By rail: People, who want to travel to Lohardaga via trains, can access this place via the Lohardaga Station.