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Parshuram Kund Festival

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  • January 10, 2023
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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

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Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2018)

Tradition                                        State

  1. 1. Chapchar Kut Festival   —           Mizoram
  2. Khongjom Parba ballad —              Manipur
  3. 3. Thang-Ta Dance           —             Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 2 and 3

 

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