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Ugratara Temple

he Ugratara Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the eastern part of Guwahati, Assam is an important Sakti shrine. Legend has it that the navel of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, is related to this temple. Ugratara in Assam is generally identified with Tiksna-Kanta, Eka-Jata, etc., of the Buddhist pantheon.

The present temple of Ugra Tara was built by King Siva Singh in 1725 A.D. who had excavated a tank three years before. The tank known as Jorepukhuri is situated to the east, of the temple. The tank still exists, though the upper section of the temple was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. This was however rebuilt by a private citizen.

Sukresvara Temple

Sukresvara temple in Assam is located in Guwahati, on the bank of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. The hillock in which the temple resides is called Hasti ( as in the the Kalika Purana), and is described as the ashrama (hermitage) of the sage Sukra. According to the Kalika Purana, Sukresvara Linga was set up here.

The Sukresvara temple was built by King Pramatta Singh of the Ahom dynasty in 1744 A.D. The temple houses one of the largest Lingas (phallicemblems) of Siva to be found and worshiped in India. The temple is still intact though the roof of the Nat mandir (Nat temple) attached to it has been replaced with corrugated iron-sheets.

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Satra Temple

Satras are the unique features of Vaishnavism in Assam. Satras in Assam are basically monasteries which were established to propagate neo Vaishnavism. The Satras of Assam also became centers for education and dissemination of all kinds of art of harmonious living.

The Major Places of Satra Culture
Satra culture developed mainly at Majuli, Bardowa, Barpeta, Madhupur etc.. It was then, when the British invaded Assam in 19th century, followed by missionaries and churches were established all over Assam. Assam is an unique example of communal tolerance and religious harmony, which prev

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Hermitage of Vasistha

Vasisthasrama in Assam is an important pilgrimage of Assam, situated about 10 miles to the east of the town of Guwahati. The hermitage of Vasistha (Vasisthasrama) is situated amidst a beautiful natural surroundings. There are three streams called Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta located at this place. A bath here is said to increase longevity. A temple of Siva is also attached to the hermitage of Vasistha. This is also an ideal picnic spot for the picnickers.

The devotees visit Vasisthashrama and take bath in the stream nearby to wash off their sins. The present temple in Vasisthashrama, which is incidentally the last Ahom monument in the neighbourho

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Da-Parbatia

Da-Parbatia in Tezpur Assam is the oldest and finest representation of sculptural or iconoclastic art in Assam in the form of the ruins of the door-frame of the Da-parbatia temple. The carvings of Da-Parbatia temple displays the characteristic style of the early Gupta School of sculpture. The two legs of the door-frame have the carvings of the two Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna. Both of them are standing at the bottom with garlands in their hands. The whole frame is elaborately decorated with beautiful ornamental foliage.

Sightseeing near Da-Parbatia
Agnigarh
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Asvakranta Temples

The temple of Asvakranta in Assam is situated in North Guwahati. An important and one of the greatest Vishnu shrines of Assam, Asvakranta is located on a rocky stratum touching the waterfront of the Brahmaputra. Asvakranta Assam can be by motor boats that are available at Suklesvar Ghat (Guwahati). Asvakranta is favoured for its scenic beauty. From here one can enjoy the east-west expanse of Guwahati situated on the other bank of the river.

The Legend Says
Asvakranta literally means ‘ascended by horses’. It is here that Sri Krishna camped with his army before he de

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Navagraha Temple


know the Navagraha Temple in Assam
Also known as the Abodes of Surya, the Navagraha Temple or the temple of the nine celestial bodies is located in the south eastern part of Guwahati in Assam, on a hill by name Chitrachal. As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system. Navagraha Temple at Guwahati Assam is a center of astrological and astronomical rese

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Baba Bakala

Proceed to Baba Bakala (21 kms/45 minutes), a place associated with the ninth Sikh guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur, having a magnificent gurudwara where people gather in thousands on every Amavas. An annual fair is held on Raksha Bandhan with about hundred thousand people visiting the place, commemorating the day when the ninth guru was located by his followers. Return to Amritsar

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Saidham Temple - Ahmedabad

At Saidham Sola (Ahmedabad) we the devotees of Sai have tried to feel presence of HIM which is possible only with his blessings! This temple is try to gather all alike people in one place. In temple.

We brought Sai statue from mumbai artist Mr. Talim whose father originally sculptured Shirdi Sai statue. From that original mould this statue of Ahmedabad is fabricated. This has assured original expressions of Shri Saibaba.

In early morning about 5-30 when sun rises and first ray comes on eyes of Shri Sai in the temple, we can feel his presence. Being

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Bodhgaya

Bodhisattva, having renounced the luxurious life of Prince Siddhartha, became Gautama, the ascetic. After leaving his home, he started walking in the southeastern direction from Kapilavastu and came to Vaishali. There, he listened briefly to the teaching of Arada Kalapa, an aberrant samkhya, but left dissatisfied. Crossing the river Ganges, he once again entered the kingdom of Magadha and came to Rajgir, its capital, where he listened to the yogic teachings of Rudraka. Again dissatisfied, he left the place, followed by five ascetics. Along with them, he came to the village of Uravilva, situated on the b

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