Agni Kundu is one among the hot springs in
in Birbhum District
. As its name indicates, it is the hottest spring where temperature goes up to about 93 degree Celsius. It is located within a radius of 80 km from Shantiniketan
Legend has it that in ancient times, there was a demon king named Hiranyakashipu, who had a deep hatred against Lord Vishnu. But his son
Prahlad was a dedicated worshipper of that divinity. Therefore, he had to face many cruel punishments and miseries from his father. The lord at last interfered in favor of his ill-treated follower and killed the demon. But Prahlad, sorrowful for having been a part in the crime, went for pilgrimage. At last he reached here at Bakreshwar, bathed in this spring and obtained salvation.