Parshuram Kund Festival
- Also known as The Kumbh of Northeast
- Parshuram Kund Mela is an annual religious fair which is celebrated near Parshuram Kund, which is based at nearly 3 miles from the north-eastern portion of Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh which is the district headquarters of the district of Lohit in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
- It is believed that a dip in the holy water of Parshuram Kund washes away all the sins.
- Parashuram Kund is situated within the Kamlang Reserve Forest area.
- This place on the Lohit River carries a strong mythological link with the legend of Parshurama, a Hindu sage.
- According to the legend, sage Parsurama washed away his sin of matricide in the waters of the Lohit river at Bramhakund.
- Each year thousands of pilgrims from all over the country congregate on Makar Sankranti day, to wash away their sins. A fair (mela) is held during this period.
- On Paush sankranti, a Parshuram Mela is held near this place on 4th January every year, which is attended by innumerable saints and devotees from across the nation, despite the severe cold.
- The Kund is surrounded by dense forest of Ruddraksha trees, the fruit of which is considered sacred to Hindu ascetics as well as general believers of the faith.
- This place on the Lohit River carries a strong mythological link with the Kalika Purana, the Srimad Bhagavat and the Mahabharata
Previous Year Question
Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2018)
- 1. Chapchar Kut Festival — Mizoram
- Khongjom Parba ballad — Manipur
- 3. Thang-Ta Dance — Sikkim
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?
- 1 only
- 1 and 2
- 1 and 3
- 2 and 3