Arunachal Pradesh: Parasuram Kunda


Parasuram Kunda: The Lohit district is located in the north-east India and in the east of Arunachal. Mishmi, Khamti and Singpo are the indwellers of the Lohit district. Khamti tribes have progressed a lot and now they are elegant with their educational systems. They are expert in war front as well. Buddhist Khamti people converse and write in Thai language. The city dwellers live on the dale of Lohit River.

The holy Hindu pilgrimage spot, Parasuram Kunda, was discovered by Mr. Daltan in 1840. The revered destination on the southern banks of River Lohit has a height of 70 feet and depth of 30 feet. According to the Hindu Mythology, Bhargav, the son of the saint, Jamdyangni, had killed his mother Renuka with Parasu (Axe) and took bath here in Kunda to wash away his sins. On that finicky note the place has got its name as Parasuram Kunda. The temple was reconstructed with marble in 1971. A one month long fair on the holy premise of Parasuram Kunda during Makar Sankranti is famous in the proximity. On the banks of Lohit River, witness the theology of the ruins of the main temple. It is believed that a holy bath in Lohit River will get rid of the sins that you have committed. The flood in 1950 had destroyed the temple utterly.

A number of other temples have also been reconstructed in Parasuram. Ram, Lakhsman, sita, Ganesh and hanu temples are renowned among the temples. To enjoy the fascinating scenic beauty on the way, you should hire a car from Teju to Parasuram. Trek and visit the nearby Glow Lake in higher acclivity.
How to reach: Travelers, who are going to Parasuram from Kolkata, have to get down at Guwahati or Tinsukia railway station. Buses are available to Parasuram from Guwahati and Tinsukia. If you don’t get a direct bus to Parasuram, then take a bus to Teju and from Teju hire a Jeep to Parasuram.

Where to stay: Dharamsala, PWD IB and DB.Back to Arunachal Pradesh