Parasuram Kund - TheUnexplored Blog

October 21st, 2022

Parasuram Kund

Within the boundaries of the Kamlang Reserve Forest is Parasuram Kund. This location along the Lohit River has a long-standing mythological connection to the story of the Hindu sage Parsurama. The sage Parsurama purportedly atoned for his matricide sin in the waters of the Lohit river at Bramhakund, according to legend.

The Parasuram Kund is located in the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh on the plateau of the river Brahmaputra. India is a land of many incarnations and miracles. The Ramayana era was when Lord Parshuram spread his virtues.

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The Parshuram temple stands for integrity, fairness, and humanity. Visitors come to Parshuram Khund from all over the nation. To get to the temple from there, one must ascend nearly 200 steps. In addition to a shrine for Devi Renuka, the temple is dedicated to Lord Parshuram. Lord Parshuram is the sixth incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu, and there is a dashavtar temple dedicated to him that houses all ten of his different forms.

On the day of Makar Sankranti every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the nation gather to atone for their transgressions. During this time, a fair called a “mela” is held. An annual religious festival known as the Parshuam Kund Mela is held close to Parshuram Kund, Arunachal Pradesh. Every year on the occasion of Paush sankranti, a Parshuram Mela is held nearby. Numerous saints and devotees from all over the country visit the Kund.

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The Legend of Parasuram Kund

According to the Puranas, Renuka, the mother of Parashuram, went to get some water one day. She was drawn to watch King Chitranatha playing with celestial nymphs as she made her way back. She took her time getting back to the ashram as a result. Her husband Jamadagni was concerned about her delay because it was getting close to the time for the midday worship. Jamadagni was so furious when he realised through the use of his divine power the cause of her delay that when she finally arrived, he ordered his sons to kill her. Except for Parashuram, none of his six sons could comply. His mother was immediately beheaded by him. However, the axe handle he was using clung to his hand.

By his deed, Maharishi Jamadagni was pleased and granted Parshuram’s wish. The Lord Parsuram asked to restore Devi Renuka’s life, and as a result, Devi Renuka came back to life a second time. This did not, however, atone for his sin. He was informed that bathing in the Brahma Kund was the only way to atone for his transgression. The axe would only finally fall off of his hand then. In the end, Parashuram traveled to the Brahma Kund in the present-day Lohit District and dug a passage for the kund to emerge. The location where the axe fell from his grasp became known as Parashuram Kund.

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For the tourists:

Transportation options include taxis and buses for the 21 km trip from Tezu to Parashuram Kund.

Activities & Attractions Nearby: In addition to swimming, one can go on a day-long trek from Tezu to Glow Lake; other options include hiking, river rafting, and fishing on the River Lohit.

The best time to visit is during the annual fair that takes place during Makara Sankranti in January.

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