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The Sukreswar Temple is an important Shiva temple in the state of Assam in India and was constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha. King Rajeswar Singha who also promoted the cause of the Saiva cult made financial provisions for the Sukreswar Temple in 1759.

History

Originally dating back to the 18th century, the temple is believed to have the largest Shiva lingam or phallic emblem in India. The Kalika Purana identifies the hillock as Hastigiri hills due to its shape like the hump of an elephant. Constructed by the Ahom ruler Pramatta Singha in 1744 AD, the Sukreswar temple is located on the southern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. The adjacent embankment is used for holy bathing and performing rituals. It is believed that the dead gain peace if the post - death rituals are performed here. A flight of steps lead down from the temple complex to the river. Saraighat Bridge forms the backdrop and the river provides a magnificent view of sunset

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Bus services connect Guwahati from most places within and out of the state of Assam. Cabs and auto rickshaws are available to the Hastigiri hills in the Panbazar area of Guwahati, where the temple is situated.

The nearest railway station is located in Guwahati. Guwahati has trains plying to all corners of the Country.

By Air

The Temple can be reached through nearest Guwahati Airport.which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and other metropolitan cities.

Map

Sukreswar Temple Guwahati

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Timings and Events
Timings

6.00 AM and 7.00 PM.

Events

The main festival held in the Sukreswar temple is the Mahashivratri where the temple is decorated with flowers and lights all around.During this festival, a large number of devotees arrive at the temple and the rush line to get a glimpse of the deity comes up to the main roads.

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