Temples In Assam

Kamakhya Temple
This powerful Shakti Temple of Mother Goddess Kamakhya is situated on the top of the scenic Nilachal Hills overlooking the majestic river Brahmaputra.

The greatest shrine of tantric Shaktism finds mention in the inscription of the Allahabad pillar of Samudragupta. Devotees from all over India converge on this holy place during Ambubashi and Manasha Puja.

It is 8 Km. away from the railway station of Guwahati.

Nabagraha Temple

The temple of nine planets is situated on Chitrachal Hill in Guwahati, Assam. In ancient times, it was said to have been a great centre of study of astronomy and astrology.
This is also one of the reasons why Guwahati is referred to as Pragjyotishpur or the city of eastern Astrology.

It is 3 km away from the Railway Station.


Umananda Temple


The great Shiva temple is situated on the Peacock island in the middle of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam.

It attracts devotees from all over the country during Shiva Ratri. One can visit the temple by crossing the river by country boat plying from mainland Guwahati.

Madan Kamdev

Barely 40 kms. away from the sprawling metropolis of Guwahati, Madan Kamdev is an enigma, a mystery, a marvel and in the words of Omar Khayam, "a veil past which I could not see".
Very little is known about the origin of these magnificent archaeological ruins. Written history is almost silent on it, leaving wide room for conjectures and hypothesis.

Satra


Founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture, the Institution of Satra is a unique feature of Vaishnavism in Assam. Satras are basically monasteries which propogate neoVaishnavism. They also became centres for education and dissemination of the art of harmonius living.
In 15th century the first Satra was founded in Majuli. Since then sixty five Satras have come up for the propagation of ethics and socio-cultural ideals. However, at present there are only twenty two Satras in Majuli. The others had to be shifted to safer places due to the devastation of flood and erosion.

The main existing Satras are Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Kamalabari Satra, Bengenaati Satra, Shamaguri Satra, Batadrawa Satra and Barpeta Satra and Kirtanghar.


Poa-Mecca

This is a mosque built by Pir Giasuddin Aulia and it is believed that it has one-fourth the sanctity of Mecca,a place of pilgrimage for the Muslims.

It is therefore known as Poa-Mecca. It is believed that by offering prayers here, the faithful gain one-fourth (poa) spiritual enlightenment of what could be gained at Mecca.Basistha Temple

Famous Temples in Assam

Bhairabi Temple
Basistha Temple
Da Parbatia
Dirgheshwari temple
Doul Govinda Temple
Hatimura Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Ketakeshwar Dewal
Lankeshwar Temple
Mahabhairav Temple
Mahamaya Dham
Negheriting Shiva Doul
Rangnath Dol
Rudreswar Temple
Sibasagar Shiva Doul
Sukreswar Temple
Ugro Tara Temple
Umananda Temple