Famous Temples of Assam

18/ APRIL  /2023

Kamakhya Temple- 

One of the ancient Shakti Peetha temples of India, is located on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati, Assam. The annual Ambubachi festival at the Kamakhya Temple draws thousands of devotees from across the country.

Tilinga Mandir- 

It isa famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the small town of Bordubi, 7 km from the headquarters of Tinsukia District in Upper Assam. The temple is called the "Temple of Bells" or "Tilinga Mandir" because of its vast collection of bells (Tilinga means bell in Assamese). 

Siva Dol- 

Built by the Ahoms,the Siva Dol is a group of three Hindu temples, including the Siva Dol, Vishnu Dol, and Devi Dol shrines located on the banks of the Borpukhuri in the heart of Sivasagar town. 

Basistha Temple- 

It is a Shiva temple constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764. Basistha temple is located in Guwahati’s  Basistha Ashram, which dates back to the Vedic age and is believed to be the home of the sage Basistha or Vasishtha.

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar- 

Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar was founded by the saint-reformer Madhavdeva in the Jorhat district of Assam. The Assamese traditional temple is known as a Bornaamghar due to its historical significance and vast campus. 

Bhairabi Temple- 

Situated on the outskirts of Tezpur in Assam, it is considered a Sidhapitha, a place where people offer prayers and seek blessings from Maa Bhairabi to fulfill their wishes

Umananda Temple-

This holy place, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated on the tiniest river island of Umananda, which lies amidst the mighty Brahmaputra River flowing through Guwahati in Assam. 

Ugra Tara Temple- 

The temple is located in Latasil, on the western edge of Jur Pukhuri (Twin Lake). It is an essential Shakti shrine dedicated to Devi Tara. According to legend, the navel of Lord Shiva’s consort Sati, is associated with this temple. 

Sukreswar Temple- 

Constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha, Sukreswar Temple is a significant Shiva temple located on the Sukreswar or Itakhuli hill on the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in the Panbazar locality of Guwahati city. 

Hayagriva Madhava Temple-  

The temple, situated on the Manikuta Hill in Hajo, approximately 30 km west of Guwahati, Assam, houses an exquisite image of Lord Vishnu, resembling the image of Lord Jagannath at Puri in Orissa.