Top 9 Temples In Assam

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Assam, a small state in the east of India is home to many places of worship. Here’s a list of top 9 temples in Assam.

1. Kamkakhya Temple In Guwahati, Assam:

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The Kamakhya temple is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Peeths situated in the Nilachal Hills of Guwahati, Assam. The main temple is dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya and the remaining individual ten temples are dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas. The temple built around 8th-17th century is said to be Nilachal styled with a hemispherical dome on a cruciform base. Worshipping in this temple includes goat sacrifices. The annual festivals are AmbubachiMela, Manasha and Durga Puja. During these times, the temple attracts several thousand visitiors.

2. Da Parbatia Temple In Tezpur, Assam:

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Da Parbatia temple located at Tezpur, Assam is in the form of the ruins of the door-frame of the temple. It is an iconoclastic representation of art and one of the oldest too in Assam. The temple is dedicated to the goddesses Yamuna and Ganga. The temple is dated back to the 5th-6th centuries AD.

3. Asvakranta Temple In Guwahati, Assam:

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Asvakranta temple located in Guwahati, Assam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered to be sacred by ‘yogini tantra’. The deity, Anantasayin Vishnu is a reclining position of Lord Vishnu on the body of a serpent. There’s also an idol of Lord Brahma sitting on a lotus emerging from the navel of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex includes other idols too.

4. Navagraha Temple In Guwahati, Assam:

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This temple was built aroun 1752 AD and is located on the crest of a hill known as Citracala in Guwahati, Assam. The temple contains nine phallic emblems of Lord Shiva covered with different coloured clothes which are sacred to the nine planetary Gods. A Shivaligam symbolizing the sun is present in the centre. Regular worship is done here.

5. Maha Bhairav Temple In Tezpur, Assam:

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The MahaBhairav temple believed to be built by prehistoric monarch Bana was originally builty between 8th-10th centuries AD. It is located in the town of Tezpur, Assam and has one of the largest stone-phallus or Shiva linga in the world. The temple is thus dedicated to Lord Shiva and thousands of people visit the temple during the auspicious time of Shivaratri.

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6. Umananda Temple In Peacock Island, Assam:

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UmanandaDevaloi located at Peacock Island, Assam, in the middle of Brahmaputra River was built around 1681-1696. Bhayananda, a form of Shiva resides here. The deity here is Umananda and it is believed that worshipping here on amavasya day on a Monday brings the highest bliss. The annual festival celebrated here is Shiva Chaturdesi when many devotees visit the temple.

7. Sukreswara Temple In Guwahati, Assam:

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The Sukreswara temple is an important Shiva temple situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, Assam. It was built in 1744 AD. The temple has one of the largest Shiva linga or phallic emblems of Shiva. Devotees from all over visit the place throughout the year. The place remains crowded during the festival of Shivratri.

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8. Hayagriva Madhava Temple In Hajo, Assam:

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HaragrivaMahadeva temple is situated in a hill called Monikut hill in Hajo, Assam. It was constructed back in the 16th century. It’s a stone temple and enshrines an image of HayagrivaMadhava. The presiding deity worshipped here is the man lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Doul, Bihu and Janmashtami are the festivals widely celebrated in the temple every year. This temple preaches both Hinduism and Buddhism and thus attracts many Buddhist monks from various places.

9. Ugro Tara Temple In Guwahati, Assam:

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Ugro Tara is located in the western side of Jorpukhury tanks in Guwahati, Assam is dedicated to Devi Tara. There is a Shivalaya beside the Ugro Tara temple. The present temple was built around 1725 AD. The nature of worship here is similar to that of Kamakhya which means animal sacrifice is included.

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