Location :The famous temple of Mahabhairab located atop a hillock on the northern part of Tezpur town in Assam is a magnificent landmark and adds a magnetic charm and beauty to this enchantingly beautiful town.
Significance of the temple
The archeologists however today, believe that the temple was built sometime during 8th to 10th century AD by the kings of the Salasthamba dynasty. That originally there was a stone temple is evident from the huge pillars scattered all around the temple. But here the original temple was destroyed by the ravages of time. It was however, rebuilt by successive kings and rulers, until it was heavily damaged by the catastrophic earthquake of 1897.
Since then there are developmental works of the temple which had been somewhat sluggish although not completely stopped, one major work being the exquisitely carved ornamental front pieces of the main entrance gate of the temple by a local artist, Sri Joy Das.
|Nearby tourist places to Maha Bhairav Temple
|The façade of the temple has been re-adorned and interiors renovated. A surrounding wall is in the process of being built in order to protect the precincts of this sacred temple. The main market, Chowk Bazaar, is on MC Road roughly 1-km north of the tourist lodge, with the ancient Mahabhairav temple. The Mahabhairav Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the oldest Shiva shrine in the region. It is located in Tezpur town.|
Time to VisitIt is very much auspicious to visit Maha Bhairav temple during the fair which is held here on Shivaratri.
How to reach the Temple
- Through Airways - devotees can easily reach Tezpur from any part of the country by air. Guwahati is the city of Assam which is well-connected with all the major cities of India.
- Through Railways- the Railhead of Tezpur is easily approachable by train from any part of the country.
- Through Road Transport -the city of Tezpur has well-defined road routes connected with all the nearby major cities of the country. The roads of Tezpur are connected to almost all the parts of the north east India.