12-km From Malinithan, West Siang District, Arunachal
Famous As: A Pilgrimage Site
Best Time To Visit: November To February
An Ancient Legend
Akashiganga is believed to be associated with the legend
of Parvati narrated in the 8th century Kalika Purana. It is said
that Lord Shankar roamed in the sky with the dead body of Parvati
(Sati). To bring him out of attachment for the dead body Lord Vishnu
using his 'Sudarshan Chakra' cut the body into pieces.
this process it is said that one of the body piece fell in the area
which is 12-km from Malinithan
towards Along in West Siang District. This place is called Akashi
Ganga and is very popular as a sacred place.
Sacred Kund (Akashiganga)
In Akashiganga there is a temple near the road. From there
one has to go down 100 meters down through a spiral path, where
a sparkling object can be seen in the 'Kund' but on going more down
the object is invisible. Devotees take bath in this Kund. The place
also provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra river
glimmering far below.
HOW TO GET THERE
Road: Malinithan is just 12-km away from Akashiganga,
easily accessible by bus or a car. One can also reach Malinithan
by bus or car from Guwahati (Assam), as well as by bus from Itanagar.