Bhimkund Mayurbhanj

Bhimkund Mayurbhanj


About 40 Kms.from Karanjia, near Booring village in Thakurmunda P.S. is the sacred pool 'BHIMKUND' in the river Vaitarani. The legend reveals that Bhima, the second Pandava used to take his bath in this pool when the Pandavas were passing their incognito life in Birat Nagar, said to be the present Kaptipada. Here river Vaitarani flows through a gorge in steps forming a series of picturesque rapids until it settles down in the pool called "BHIMKUND". It is encircled by precipitous stone wall. During Makar Festival in the month of January thousands of people gather here to take their holy dip. The place can also be approached from Dhenkikote (20 Kms.) on S.H. No 11 connecting Keonjhar and Panikoili. The place is ideal for picnickers.

The pool Bhimkund in the Vaitarani river is located near the Booring village of Mayurbhanj. Stone walls surround the pool from each side. Bhimkund has a mythological importance as it is believed that the second Pandav 'Bhim' took bath in 'Bhimkund' during their exile. People visit this place to enjoy picnic.

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