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
Sukreswar Temple Guwahati
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.
6.00 AM and 7.00 PM.
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.
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.