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Parashurama Kund and its sacred significance

Parashurama Kund situated on the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit River in Arunachal Pradesh. Over 70,000 devotees and sadhus take a holy dip in its water each year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

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There is also a small temple pilgrim complex located nearby. The small temple has Bhagwan Vishnu and Parashurama vigraha inside the temple premises.

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According to legends, Bhagwan Parshuram killed his mother Renuka with an axe at the behest of his father Rishi Jamadagni. Since he had committed one of the worst crimes of killing one’s mother, the axe got stuck to his hand.

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His father pleased with his obedience decided to give Him a boon to which he asked for his mother to be restored back to life. Even after His mother was brought back to life, the axe could not be removed from His hand.

On taking the advice of eminent rishis of that time, He arrived at the banks of Lohit River to wash His hands in its pure waters. As soon as He dipped His hands into the waters, the axe immediately got detached from His hand.

Since then the site where Bhagwan Parashuram washed His Maatruhatya paap away, became a significant place of worship and came to be known by sadhus as Parashuram Kund.

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