Parshuram Kund festival to be held from January 12 to 16, 2023. PM Modi shares glimpses and said, “a unique way to explore Arunachal Pradesh.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, January 8, shared a tweet thread by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu.
The PM shared glimpses of the much awaited festival of Arunachal Pradesh, i.e., Parshuram Kund Festival which is scheduled to be held from January 12 to 16. 2023.
Sharing the video, PM Modi wrote, “Looks like a blissful experience, a unique opportunity to explore Arunachal Pradesh.”
The video which both the Prime Minister and Chief Minister shared on Twitter is a promotional video of the upcoming festival which is compiled by the Lohit district administration.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday, virtually inaugurated the official website and unveiled the official logo of the festival.
“With improved roads, your sojourn will be of a lifetime to the place encompassed by magnificent Mishmi Hills & dense forests. Official website launched today will enable us to efficiently manage 5-day fest. Celebrate Makar Sankranti in Arunachal. We're waiting for you,” CM tweeted.
Apart from the CM, the virtual ceremony was joined by Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein and Member of Parliament, Tapir Gao in the presence of MLA Dasanglu Pul and former Minister Dr. Mohesh Chai.
Visitors can book their trip or can get access to various informations related to the festival by logging into the parshuram-kund.in.
Deputy CM Chowna Mein took to his Twitter and wrote, “Massive transformation of the Parshuram Kund is being carried out under the PRASAD scheme to accommodate increased tourist footfalls to the picturesque destination in Lohit district and transform the sacred site into one of the biggest pilgrimage centres in NE India.
Chief Minister Khandu further appreciates the Lohit district adminsitration for their relentless work towards a successful festival ahead by arranging the necessary services, arrangements be it online or offine.
“This time we are expecting around 1.5-lakh pilgrims during the festival. The district administration of Lohit has done an exceptional work in improving the road connectivity and other facilities for smooth conduction of the festival. My compliments to the officials for promoting the festival in such an organised and grand manner,” the CM added.
The CM also said that due to the visitors visiting the site almost throughout the year, the place is already a major tourist attraction and hence the locals are already benefitted from it.
“Locals of the area are already benefiting from tourists visiting the holy site all-round the year. In the long run the Mela will boost tourism economy of the entire state. Let us together work for making this festival a grand success,” he said.
According to popular beliefs, the place is known for washing all the sins once you dip in the holy water. Many also claim that, only people who’s parents passed away, both mother and father, should only visit the pilgrimage site.
Every year, thousands of devotees visit the holy place every year in Tezu especially in the month of January during the Parshuram Kund mela.