Parasuram

Parasuram Kund

Parasuram Kund

The focal point of the Makar Sankranti festival in January. Parasuram Kund is not just beautifully located it is also steeped in tribal legend and is much venerated by Hindus. The holy sage Parasuram 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 his hand, fell away cleaving the mountain from which sprang the Lohit River. The 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, Singhpos and Khampti tribes, Roing is 56 km away whose original inhabitants is the Idu Mishmi tribe. Spending time at a tribal home is the highpoint of a visit here. Close to roing is also the home of Rukmini. Lord Krishna’s wife at the archaeological remains at Vismaknagar.

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