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DIRGHESWARI TEMPLE

  • State - Assam
  • District - Kamrup Metropolitan
  • Address - Amingaon Doul Govinda Road, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781039
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  • Religion - Hindu
  • Type - Goddess Durga


Dirgheswari Temple is a temple located in the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam. Built by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha, Dirgheswari temple is considered as a Shakti Peethas for Shakti Worship. Many ancient images made on rocks existed along with the temple. The main attraction of Dirgheswari temple is the annual Durga Puja celebrations, in which devotees from all over the india use to attend.Since ancient times, Dirgheswari was a prominent place of Worship for the followers of Shakti cult of Assam. It is said that when Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva died, Lord Shiva, in his grief was carrying her dead body around the world. In order to pacify Shiva, Lord Vishnu and other Gods decided to get rid of the body of Sati, which had become a source of sorrow for Mahadeva.

Timings

6.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

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