Parshuram Kund is in the lower reaches of the Lohit River on the Brahmaputra plateau, in Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Lord Parshuram (the sixth avatar of Lord Mahavishnu), the popular Hindu pilgrimage place attracts pilgrims from India and Nepal.
Parshuram Kund (image courtesy – Economictimes
Thousands and thousands of devotees and sadhus take holy dip this holy place, in January each year, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that e Parashuram washed away the sins of killing kshatriyas in the waters of Brahma kund (The reason for the killings is that kshatriyas killed prashuram’s father and waged a war against Brahmins) .
The site of the Parashuram Kund as established by the great sadhu Parashuram was in existence till 1950. The old site was completely damaged by the great earthquake that shook the whole of North-Eastern states of India. The Parashuram kund was completely covered. A very strong current is now flowing over the original site of the kund and another kund is now in place of the old one.
How do I go to Parshuram Kund?
The nearest railway station to Parshuram Kund is at Tinsukia, at a distance of around 120 kilo meters. Buses ply from Tinsukia to Parshuram Kund via Namsai. Buses are available from Sadia also.
The nearest airports to Parshuram Kund are located Tezu (21 kilo meters away) and Dibrugarh in the state of Assam.