About Lankeshwar Temple of Assam
Lankeshwar Temple is one of the oldest temples in Assam. It is situated at the top of the hill, just near the Guwahati University Campus. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. It is believed that Lanka pati Ravan, one of the greatest followers of Lord Shiva, worship here to impress Shiva. Thus the temple gets the name Lankeshwar. There are some stone sculptures and a shiva linga in the main temple.This temple is not only important as a pilgrimage place but also a tourist destination in Guwahati. From this place one can see the magnificent view of Brahmaputra River and the town. Every year thousands of devotees visit this temple and seek divine blessings for Lord Shiva.In order to reach the temple one has to climb around 452 staircases. There is a Ganesh temple in the main gate which is recently built.
Its location is one of the important attractions for the tourists. Most common visitors of the temple are amongst the couples of Guwahati city, students of Guwahati University, and Assam Engineering College.
Festival in Lankeshwar Temple of Assam
Maha Shivaratri is the main festival celebrated every year in this temple. On that day thousands of devotees visit the temple to pray Lord Shiva.
How to Reach the Lankeshwar Temple of Assam
The Lankeshwar Temple of Assam is situated at 15 km away from Guwahati and bus service is available from all parts of the state. The temple is just 10 km away from the Borjhar airport.
Nearby Attractions of the Lankeshwar Temple of Assam
The Guwahati University is just 5 kilometers away from the temple.
The Balaji temple is about 15 kilometers away.
The SOS village is about 15 kilometers away.