SUKRESVARA TEMPLE

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Location : Guwahati, Assam
Built By : King Pramatta Singh
Built In : 1744 AD
Presiding Deity : Lord Shiva

Sukresvara temple is located in the town of Guwahati on the bank of the river Brahmaputra. The Kalika Purana calls the hillock, on which the temple is built, as "Hasti" and describes it to be the Ashrama (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 AD. In this temple is worshipped one of the largest Lingas (phallic emblems) of Shiva 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.





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