Parasuram kund is located 13 miles
north-east of Tezu,District Headquaters of Lohit district
- a growing town, famous for its scenic beauty. Thousand
of pilgrims visit this place from all parts of India
every year during Parasuram mela held in the month of
Parashuram (also spelt as Parashurama) Kund is magically
transformed from a sleepy old place to an amazing congregation
of seething humanity on Makar Sankranti Day, which normally
falls in mid-January.
Every year, by the end of December, frenzied activity
is witnessed in this sleepy desolate place. The local
administration starts gearing up to construct shelters
for the thousands of pilgrims who will be streaming
into this area around mid January. Along with the shelters,
public facilities like toilets, ration shops, medical
centers and arrangements for drinking water also come
up in record time. Elaborate law and order arrangement
is also made. The age-old inner line regulation introduced
by the British in 1826 requires pilgrims to obtain permits
before crossing the Arunachal-Assam border.
Tucked away in a remote corner of the state, lies a
pilgrim spot relatively unknown as compared to other
sacred places of India. However, Parashuram Kund has
been a source of spiritual inspiration to lakhs of devotees
since time immemorial.
Legend has it that when Parashuram killed his mother
with an axe at the behest of his father, the axe got
stuck to his hands. He roamed all over India visiting
holy places to atone for his sins, but the axe remained
stuck to his hands. Ultimately, he came to a Kund known
as Brahma Kund, now in Lohit district, on the advice
of some sages. He took a dip in the holy water of the
Kund and the axe immediately became unstuck and fell
from his hands. With a big sigh of relief and venting
anger on the axe, he picked it up and threw it as far
as he could into the mountains. The axe split the mountains,
and the spot where it fell became the source of Lohit
River. It was thus that this Kund came to be known as
Prashuram Kund and now it is one of the many revered
holy spots in the country.
When to visit : During the period, November to Feb.
How to reach : By bus from Tinsukia.
Where to stay : Circuit House Tezu/ Hotels
Nearest Airport : Mohanbari (Dibrugarh).
Nearest Bus stand : Tinsukia. (direct).
Nearest Railway Stn. : Tinsukia.
What to see : P.Kund,Glow Lake, Tezu.