ITANAGAR, Jan 16 (PTI) - Over 80,000 devotees took a holy dip in Parshuram Kund in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Most of the pilgrims were from Manipur, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and various parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh besides Nepal, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma said today.
Last year about 60,000 pilgrims thronged the kund, while the number of visitors this year in January, including on Makar Sankranti, touched the one lakh mark, the DC said.
Makar Sankranti was celebrated yesterday.
Parshuram Kund, nestled in the lower reaches of Lohit River is regarded as a holy place for Hindu devotees.
According to the legend, Parshuram had bathed in this kund to get atoned from his sin of matricide. Thus, it is believed that if a person takes a dip in the kund once, his sins would be wiped out forever.