Parashuram Kunda in Arunachal Pradesh
Parshuram Kund is in the lower reaches of the Lohit River on the Brahmaputra plateau, in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh state, India. Dedicated to Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, this popular Hindu pilgrimage place attracts a large number of pilgrims from India and Nepal.
Parshuram Kund (image courtesy – Economic times ).
Thousands and thousands of devotees and sadhus (sages) take holy dip at this holy place, in January each year, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that Parashuram washed away the sins of killing Kshatriyas in the waters of Brahma kund (The reason for the killings was 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 that time. 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. (kund means small reservoir where water is stored.)
How Do I Go to Parshuram Kund?
The nearest railway station to Parshuram Kund is at the one at Tinsukia, at a distance of around 120 kilometers away. Bus ply from Tinsukia town bus station to Parshuram Kund via Namsai. Bus services are also available from the bus station at Sadia town.
The nearest airports to Parshuram Kund are located at Tezu (Tezu Airport with codes IATA: TEI, ICAO: VETJ) at 21 kilometers away and at Dibrugarh (Mohanbari Airport with codes IATA: DIB, ICAO: VEMN) in the nearby state of Assam.