Sivasagar Sivadol Temple is an ancient temple located on the banks of Borpukhuri tank in Sivasagar, Assam State. Sivasagar Sivadol is a group of three temples, Sivadol, Visnudol and Devidol. Sivadol means Lord Shiva temple, Vishnudol means Lord Vishnu, Devidol means Goddess Devi Durga temple, dol means temple in the Assamese language. This is a major tourist attraction in the state of Assam.
Shiva Dol is the highest temple of Shiva in North East India. It is also the tallest temple in the country with a height of 104 feet. Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol are small in size when compared to Sivasagar Sivadol Temple. These temples are located on the shores of the famous Sibsagar Lake. The ShivaDol has a huge dome on top and is called Kosoloi. This part of the temple is pure gold. The pillars and walls of the temples are carved in the form of various Hindu gods and goddesses.
These three temples are located on the banks of the Sivasagar tank, also known as the Borpukhuri tank, in the heart of Sivasagar. The depth of water in the lake is 27 feet. The reservoir was built between 1731 and 1738 and the temples were built in 1734 by Bar Raja Ambika, queen of King Ahom Swargadeo Siba Singha (1714-1744).
There is no specific dress code to enter Sivasagar Sivadol Temple and the entry is also free. Ram and Hanuman temples are also installed.
Mahashivaratri is celebrated in a grand manner, a huge mela/fair is organized in the Shiva Dol.
The Dol Yatra and Rath Yatra are two annual festivals celebrated at Vishnu Dol.
Durga Puja is celebrated every year with great fervor during September–October in Devidol.
Sivasagar Shiva Dol: 6.00 am to 9.00 pm
Sivasagar Shiva Dol Temple Address:
Assam – 785640.