Guwahati Sukreswar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located on Itakhulli hill or Sukreswar hill in Guwahati, Assam State. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva worshiped as Sukreswar. The temple is known for having one of the largest Shiva Lingams in India. The temple is located towards the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River and provides a picturesque view of the mighty river. The premise of the temple also has a Vishnu temple and many Puja halls and complexes.
Devotees use the bank of the river where the temple is located to take a holy bath and perform other Puja activities. The temple also has beautifully designed steps that lead down to the sacred river and make the trip to the river an incredible experience. On top of that, the scenic beauty of the rising sun visible from the river makes the experience even more incredible.
Guwahati Sri Sukreswar Mandir Timings: 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM
Guwahati Sri Sukreswar Temple History:
The history of the temple is associated with Saint Sukra, who made a retreat on the mount of Sukreswar, where he regularly meditated and worshiped Lord Shiva. The place where he was meditating is called Hastagiri according to the Kalika Purana because it is shaped like an elephant’s hump. This temple was later built in 1744 by the King of Ahom, Pramatta Singh, who is believed to have built many religious sites during his reign. In 1759, King Rajeswar Singha took it upon himself to promote the worship of Shiva.
Guwahati Shiva Mandir Address:
Assam – 781001.