About the Umananda Temple of Assam
Umananda Temple is located on a small island which in known as Peacock island which is situated in Guwahati. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. So it is the Lord Shiva Temple of Assam. The people of Assam belive that Lord Shiva was living in this area in the form of Bhayananda. In Kalika Purana it is described that Lord Shiva sprinkled the ashes or locally known as bhasma on the hill on which now Umananda temple is now situated during the creation of the World or locally known as Srishti. It is also said that Lord Shiva sprinkled ashes on this hill when he gave the divine knowledge to goddess Parvati. It is also known as when Kamdev or who is known as the god of Love wanted to wake up Lord Shiva from his meditation. But Lord Shiva was became angry and burnt him on this hill by opening his third eye. So the hill is also known as Bhasmacala.
The Umananda temple was built in 17th century by an Ahom king on the hill of Bhasmachala on the Peacock island. But the original temple has been broken by Earthquake in the year of 1897. But after that this temple was rebuilt by some local merchant. Many Vaisnavite slogans are were written on the interior walls of the temple. The architecture used in this temple is really very interesting. The crafts used in this temple are also amazing. Any one can travel to this temple by
motor boats or some public ferries.
Other Places to visit Near Umananda temple of Assam
There are many places to visit near Umananda temple of Assam. You can also see these places whenever you come to Umananda temple of Assam. The places are:
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