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Temples & Legends of Assam
Index Of Assam Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author's Introduction
Introduction Kamakhya
Asvakranta Vasisthasrama
Umananda Ugra Tara
Sukresvara  The Navagraha
Hajo Dah Parbatiya
Sib Sagar Tamresvari
Sri Surya Ruins The Hatimura Temple
The Satras-I The Satras-II
The Satras-III The Barpeta Satra
Majuli Satra Glossary
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

SUKRESVARA

Sukresvara temple is located in the town of Gauhati on the bank of the river Brahmaputra. The Kalika Purana calls the hillock, on which the temple is built Hasti and describes it to be the asrama (hermitage) of the sage Sukra. According to the Kalika Purana, Sukresvara Linga was set up here.

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


Author - B.K.Barua & H.V.Sreenivasa Murthy

 

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