(Last Updated on : 07/02/2013)
Kund is one of the sacred places for the Hindus in India. Parasuram Kund hold significance during the Makar Sankranti
festival (Makar Sankranti is the most popular Hindu festival which falls in mid month of January. At this time, a large number of tourists hail here from all corner of the world to take a holy dip in this consecrated rivers) in January. It is the most significant pilgrimage centre, which is situated at a distance of 13 miles to the northeastern part of Tezu
. It is closer to the District Headquaters, which lies at the Lohit district
; it is a developing town which is surrounded with scenic beauty. Parasuram Kund is not just artistically located, but has steeped also in tribal legend and is much venerated by Hindus. The holy sage Parasurama is said to have wandered all over India to atone for the sin of matricide initiated by his father. On the advice of some sages, he came to bathe in the kund in this remote land. The axe that was stuck to his hand fell away cleaving the mountain from which sprang the Lohit River
This sleepy hollow on the Arunachal-Assam border becomes a hive of activity during the Makar Sankranti festival. Located 20 km from Tezu, the Lohit district is home to the Mishmi Tribe
, Singhpo Tribe
and Khampti tribes.In India, there are various states that are famous for some or the other attraction. However, Arunachal Pradesh is renowned for mystical, magical, and mysterious land that lies in the northern eastern side of India. It is the most compelling and first choice of tourist for the best holiday destinations in this country.
Around thousands of devotees come here to witness this place from all around the world including the different parts of India and other countries. It is one kind of mela, which is held once in a year and pilgrims hail here to worship and get the blessings of their holy deity. This fair is known as Parasuram mela that is held every year, especially, during the month of January.
The mela is organized usually on 14th January each year, on the special occasion of "Makar Sankranti." This spectacular kund is nestled in the lap of nature at the mysterious ravine of Lohit River, which is also recognized as Brahmputra River
. The heavenly beauty of this place will definitely mesmerize a true nature lover.
Several areas are meant for adventure and thrill. Not only herd of pilgrims hail here, but also people who are passionate for adventure even they are welcomed here. Tourists can try out some of the adventurous activities that are held here like trekking, hiking, climbing, swimming, boating, and many more. This sacred place offers a great scenic view for the visitors where they can spend a peaceful vacation while on tour to Arunachal Pradesh.
According to the mythology stories, linked with Parasurama Kund extends imitators Kalika Purana
that the Parasurama. It is the immense sage where the sin was washed away by killing his mother and later bathing in the holy waters of the Brahma Kund. Possibly this legend tale, have received another name for this sacred waters as the 'Parasuram Kund'.
Apart from this pilgrimage centre, various other sacred places are surrounded closure from the Parasuram Kund. Other place of interest is the Malinithan
temple, which seeks an attention of numerous tourists. This holy shrine is situated near the Likhabali that lies on the northern part at the riverbank of Brahmaputra River. The sacred river water has held the ruins of this ancient temple. The shrine is not only famous for the oldest temple preserved from earlier period in Arunachal Pradesh
state. However, it is also adorned with beautiful carved designs and images of their holy deities, such as the Goddess Parvati
, Lord Surya
, the spouse of Lord Shiva
, and also a giant Nandi
(Bull) are believed to be unearthed in this place recently.
Local rituals and spirituality address to the subsistence of the holy temple, which is dedicated to goddess Rukmini
. It is believed that Rukmani was an Idu-Mishmi girl and even Lord Krishna
stayed here. During the period of their running away from the Bhishma
knagar, the kingdom of Rukmini's father was located some hundred miles to the eastern part, along with the Brahmaputra River. Even today, while exploring in this place, visitors can spot some of the ruins of the royal palace, which was the home of King Bhishma who lived here. Some of the standing evidences of the majestic palace support this legend story of Lord Krishna and Rukmini.
One day, Renuka
, after her bath in Ganga River
was on her way back to the Ashram when she saw the Gandhrava King Chitraratha
playing with the celestial nymphs. She felt drawn to the king Chitraratha and lost the track of time. When she returned with wet cloths, frightened and absent minded, it was already time for the mid-day worship in the Ashram. Jamadagni
, who was worried over the delay of her returning from her bath, could perceive why she was late. Jamadgani then became so much furious for this unusual conduct of Renuka that he lost his self-controlled. He asked his father's cruel mandate as a dutiful son. He came forward and killed his mother, as he was fully aware of his father's power of Tapasya. He even killed his brothers because they did not carry out their father's command.
At this Kund, the legendary sage Purusharama gets atoned from his sin of matricide.
Thus, it is believed that if a person takes a dip in the Kund once, his sins would be wiped out forever. According to the mythological stories and tradition, this place was earlier once ruled under the empire of Ramachandra. He was the only king who extended his kingdom from the Bhalukpung region on the Majuli
at the plains of Assam State. When the rulers of Ahoms dynasty attacked his capital at Ratanpur
in the period of 1229 A.D., Ramchandra fled to the Mayapur
towns in the stunning hill terrains. The ruins and the mythology address Hinduism and ethnic culture connecting to the eastern region.
The Parasuram Kund is known as the sacred place not because it washes off the sins, but the atmosphere here is pure filled air with the spirituality and traditions of Hinduism
. Very less number of tourists visit during the monsoon season due to the heavy rainfalls river gets overflow covering all the near by areas. Some of them even come to experience the beautiful scenic beauty of nature that is covered with stunning landscape, river, and lush green forest. While wandering here, you can also visit other attractions like the Parasuram Kund, Tezu, and the Glow Lake that are more famous in Arunachal Pradesh, India. This place ensures that you will definitely experience one of your alluring and remarkable vacations for whole lifespan.
Near by Parasurama Kund, Hillocks are the most important tourist attraction sites in Arunachal Pradesh. It is about 50 feet high rises above the road level are two level grounds. The first one is narrow strip along the course of the riverbed and gently slopes to the west. The mela market is held here. About 10-20 feet above it, there is a vast plain with plantation that almost ends in a point where Namsai-Chowkham-Parashuram Kund roads meet the fair weather road that passes across the mela market. A small clearing about the 'meeting point' accommodates the hall and guest quarters and this section is named Parshuram Nagar.
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has provided various accommodation facilities for visitors that hail from far away places to witness the Parasuram Kund. Closure to the Parasuram kund, there are some of the rest houses, dharmashalas, hotels, and many more facilities where tourist can stay here while exploring in the state of Arunachal Pradesh of India. The accommodations are well equipped with various amenities where voyagers can spend a relaxing and comfortable stay here.