The fabled story of Parashuram Kund in Arunachal Pradesh goes back to the legend of the Hindu sage, Parashuram (the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu), who came to the then called “Brahmakund” to wash away his sins in the holy water of the mighty Brahmaputra (sins of killing warriors who killed his father).
Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti (in January), thousands of pilgrims (80,000 to over 1 lakh) from all over the world visit Parashuram Kund to bathe in the holy waters of the kund–despite the harsh cold winter. A religious fair is also organised and many visit simply for the breathtaking pristine beauty.
Parashuram Kund is surrounded by the Kamlang Reserve Forest of Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh. The forest mainly comprises Rudraksh trees, the seed/fruit of which is considered sacred as per Hindu traditions.
A flight of stairs takes devotees to the river bank and onto to the spot, wherein sage Parashuram bathed.
The kund can be easily missed by passing visitors as there are no distinct signages.
By Road: Parashuram Kund is easily accessible by road as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh transport services provide buses from Tinsukia to Namsai, Wakro and Tezu.
By Air: Dibrugarh (Mohanbari), Assam, ~200 km
By Rail: Tinsukia Railway Station, Assam, ~165 km