Parshuram Kund Temple
Arunachal Pradesh, Lohit
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, Parshuram Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage centre dedicated to Sage Parshuram, sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Parashuram Kund as established by the sadhu was in existence till 1950 and the kund was completely covered by the earthquake that shook the whole of the North-East. A very strong current is now flowing over the original site of the kund but massive boulders have in a mysterious way embedded themselves in a circular formation in the river bed thus forming another kund in place of the old.
According to the legends, Sage Parshuram killed his mother Renuka with an axe at the behest of his father Saint Jamadagni. The axe got stuck to his hands after that incident and he visited all sacred places for atonement; however, all was in vain. Then Sage Parshuram came to the Kund where he took a dip and the axe came free and fell down. The spot where the axe fell, became the source of Lohit River. Since then, the Kund has been known as the Pa...View more
Parashuram Kund is a small temple pilgrim complex. Behind the temple premises, there are idols depicting the legendary story of parshurama killing his mother. The small temple have Lord Vishnu and Parashurama idols inside the temple premises.
Timings : There are no specific timings to visit the lake and you can reach the place as per your convenience. Makarsankranti day which normally falls in Mid-January every year, an endless stream of pilgrims come to take a dip in the kund in spite of the biting cold wind. At midnight, the auspicious ceremony of Makarsankranti begins and devotees start bathing in the kund.
The culture of Arunachal Pradesh is truly varied in the sense that the state has 26 major tribes including sub-tribes.Every tribe has their own unique set of traditions and customs. Arunachalís cultural lifestyle is dominated by colourful festivals. Since agriculture is the mainstay here so people generally celebrate festivals as a mark of thanksgiving to the Almighty for giving them a good harvest. These festivals also showcase the artistic skills of the various tribes.
Parsuram Kund, Arunachal Pradesh 792102
One can easily get in Parshuram Kund as it situated on national Highway 52 via road by private taxi or hired car.
The nearest airport to Arunachal Pradesh is Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) Tezpur Airport in Assam, which is connected to Kolkata.
One can get bus from Tezpur or Guwahti towards Parshuram Kund as state transport buses are available here.
The closest railway station is Harmuty, which is only 33 km from Itanagar. So, one can easily reach here via rail. The nearest railway station is Tinsukia (120 km) from where buses are available via Namsai. There are also buses available from Sadia. There are no railway available to Parshuram Kund as of now. A survey of 122 km Rupai-Parshuram Kund broad gauge railway line was complete at the initiative of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, while preliminary engineering-traffic survey for the Pasighat-Tezu-Parsuram Kund was conducted by northeast frontier railways at the request of the state government.
There are no certain Pooja and rituals that are performed in the Kund. People take a holy dip in the kund as it is said to eliminate all your sins.