||12-km From Malinithan, West Siang District, and Arunachal Pradesh
||A Pilgrimage Site
|Best Time To Visit:
November To February
HOW TO GET THERE
Road: 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.
NEAR BY CITIES
Along: 25-km Likabali: 23-km Malinithan: 12-km Lilabari: 67-km
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.
During 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.
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 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.