Umananda Temple

About Umananda Temple:

The great Shiva temple situated on a hillock in the middle of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati attracts devotees from all over the country, especially during the Shivaratri festival. The hillock is accessible by country boats and is called Bhasmachal(Peacock Island), where Shiva is believed to have turned Kamdev the God of Love, to ashes for disturbing his meditation. Regular ferry services are available to this place.

Evidence of a stone temple belonging to the post-Gupta period can be seen on the site. The site has stone sculptures and carvings belonging to the early medieval period. Achaturbhuja stone female figure still exists here besides rock-cut figures of Ganesha and a cave.

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A short time boat ride in Brahmaputra River will take us to this scenic Island where UMA NANDA temple is located.
Best Time to Visit: January, Winter, February, March, Spring, October, November, Autumn, December
Location: Guwahati, Assam, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

The nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. We need to take a private vehicle the distance between Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to Umananda Temple is 22 km approximately

Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station

The nearest Railway Station is Guwahati Railway Station. We need to take a private vehicle the distance between Guwahati Railway Station to Umananda Temple is 1.4 km approximately

Bus Stand: Kachari Bus stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Kachari Bus stand. We need to take a private vehicle the distance between  Kachari Bus stand to Umananda Temple is 0.55 km approximately

Image Credits: Google