Sukresvara Temple




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Sukresvara temple in Assam is located in Guwahati which is on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. The hillock where the temple resides is called Hasti which is being named in the Kalika Purana, and is described as the ashrama (hermitage) of the sage Sukra.

Significance of the temple
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According to the Kalika Purana, Sukresvara Linga was set up here.
The Sukresvara temple in Assam was built by King Pramatta Singh of the Ahom dynasty in 1744 A.D. The temple complex houses one of the largest Lingas (phallic emblems) of Siva to be found and worshipped in India.

The roof of the Nat mandir (Nat temple) has been replaced with corrugated iron-sheets.

Sukresvarar - Architecture - Guwahati
The Sukresvara Temple was a great contribution of King Pramatta Singh of the Ahom dynasty to Assam. He built it in the 18th century. The temple has been enshrining one of the largest Lingas (phallic emblems) of Shiva in India.

Devotees from far and wide flock to the temple throughout the year. Standing the test of time, the temple is still in a good condition but the roof of the Nat Mandir adjacent to it has been replaced with iron sheets.

Other places to Visit

Kamakhya Temple:
Which is in Guwahati is particularly famous for its Kamakhya temple located atop the Nilachal hill, at a distance of 10 km from the railway station. Known to be the most revered among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world, Kamakhya, was built in the 10th century by the Koch king, Naranarayan. Animal sacrifice is a common practice here to appease the Goddess.

Bhubaneshwari Temple:
Bhubaneshwari Temple is another small temple just above the Kamakhya Temple. Bhubaneshwari temple is a place from where the devotees or the visitors can have a bird's eye view of the Guwahati.

Shiva Temple:
The Shiva temple of Umananda, reached by motor boats and public ferries from Umananda Ghat, stands on an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra.

Guwahati Zoo:
It is the largest natural zoo of the country.

Shiva Temple - Guwahati:
This island temple offers great views of its surroundings.

Navagraha Temple - Guwahati:
Dedicated to the nine celestial bodies, the Navagraha temple is a centre of astrology and astronomical research.

Navagraha Temple - Guwahati Nearby tourist places to Sukresvara temple



Manas National Park
Vashistha Ashram:
Once the abode of sage Vashistha, the ashram boasts of three wonderful streams and a golden idol.

Accommodation facilities at the Temple
The city of Guwahati in Assam offers several private hotels which range from luxury to budget-friendly ones. Most importantly, fish is a major delicacy in Assam and visitors can savour mouthwatering curries in and around Paltan Bazar at cheap rates. There are sufficient accommodation facilities in and around Guwahati in Assam.

How to Reach the Temple
    • Through Airways - One can easily reach Guwahati from any part of the country by air. The city of Guwahati in Assam is well-connected with all the major cities of India.

    • Through Railways - the Railhead of Guwahati is easily approachable by train from any part of the country.

    • Through Road Transport - the city of Guwahati has well-defined road routes connected with all the nearby major cities in the country. The roads of Guwahati are connected to almost all the parts of North east India.