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Umananda Temple - Guwahati India

The most interesting thing about this Siva temple is its location, on Peacock Island in the middle of the river. The Shiva temple of Umananda stands on an island bluff in the middle of the Brahmaputra. Its location, at the top of a flight of steep steps up from the beach, is more dramatic than the temple itself. Ferries and motor launches leave from Umananda Ghat.


A Shiva temple situated on the Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati. Shiva temple on an island in the midst of the river Brahmputra. One can visit the temple by crossing the river by country boat plying from Kachari ghat. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the Peacock Island in the middle of the river. Connected only through ferries.


The great Shiva temple situated on the peacock island in the middle of Brahamaputra in Guwahati attracts devotees from all over the country during the Shivaratri celebrations. The Umananda Temple at Bhasmachala or the hill of ashes is said to symbolize the site where Shiva burnt Kaama the God of desire to ashes.

Built By : Ahom King Gadadhar Singha
Cost : A ride of Rs.10 using the ferry boats to reach the temple
Established : 1681 - 1696

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