State : Arunachal Pradesh, in the extreme north east part of India.
Best time to travel : November To February
Locate : 12-km From Malinithan, West Siang District, Arunachal
Significance : A Pilgrimage Centre
Know Akashiganga in Arunachal Pradesh
Akashiganga is one of the most significant pilgrimage located in the north
eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Akashiganga in Arunachal
Pradesh is believed to be associated with the legend of Sati (the consort of
Lord Shankar) recited in the 8th century Kalika Purana. The place provides a
magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra glimmering far below.
It is believed that, Lord Shankar when saw the dead body of Sati, could not
resist himself from anger and started doing Tandava (the dance of
destruction). To bring him (Lord Shankar) out of attachment for the dead
body (of Sati) and save the world from destruction, Lord Vishnu used his
'Sudarshan Chakra' to cut the body into pieces.
During this process, it is said that, the head of Sati fell in the area,
located about is 12-km from Malinithan towards Along in West Siang District
of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is called Akashiganga and is very popular
as a sacred place.
to Akashiganga in Arunachal Pradesh
Airport : The nearest airport from
Malinithan is Leelabari or
Dibrugarh in Assam . A helipad is also situated at Along. Lilabari is also
the closest airport from Itanagar
(67 km). Both Malinithan and Itanagar is served by buses to Akasiganga.
There is also a trice weekly Pawan Hans helicopter service between
Guwahati (Assam) . From Itanagar
you can pick a bus to Akashiganga.
Road Transport : Malinithan is just 12-km away from
Akashiganaga, 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.
Sightseeing in Akashiganga in Arunachal Pradesh
The Sacred Kund
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 closer down, the object is invisible. Pilgrims take a
holy dip in this Kund.
Along (Arunachal Pradesh) is 25 km from Akashiganga, which also provides a
helipad. Likabali is 23 km, Malinithan
is 12 km and Lilabari is 67 km from Akashiganga. Lilabari is 67 km from
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Lilabari is connected to
Guwahati in Assam by road and air.
Guwahati to linked to all major
cities of India by rail and air.