Parshuram Kund

Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh

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Parshuram Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage centre situated on the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit River and 21 km north of Tezu in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Dedicated to sage Parshuram, the popular site attracts pilgrims from Nepal, from across India, and from nearby states of Manipur and Assam. Over 70,000 devotees and sadhus take a holy dip in its water each year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in the month of January.

Parshuam Kund Mela is an annual religious fair which is celebrated near Parshuram Kund, which is based at a distance of nearly 3 miles from the north-eastern portion of Tezu, which is the district headquarters of the district of Lohit in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. On Paush sankranti, a Parshuram Mela is held near this place on 4th January every year, which is attended by innumerable saints and devotees from across the nation, despite the severe cold.

Parshuram Kund is situated within the Kamlang Reserve Forest area in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The Kund is surrounded by dense forest of Ruddraksha trees, the fruit of which is considered sacred to Hindu ascetics as well as general believers of the faith. This place on the Lohit River carries a strong mythological link with the Kalika Purana, the Srimad Bhagavat and the Mahabharata; sage Parsurama washed away his sin of matricide in the waters of the Lohit River at Bramhakund. Each year thousands of pilgrims from all over the country congregate on Makar Sankrati day, to wash away their sins. A fair (Mela) is held during this period.

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