Religious Tour

 

Maa Kamakhaya Mandir, Assam

 

The KAMAKHYA TEMPLE is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother Goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Piths. This temple attracts thousands of tantra devotees in an annual festival known as the Ambubachi Mela. Another annual celebration is the Manasha Puja. Ambubachi Mela is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Kamakhya. There is no idol of the presiding deity but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone instead over which a natural spring flows. The temple remains closed for three days during the mela, and on the fourth day the doors of the temple are reopened. Local peoples and many other tourist from all over the World come to worship and attend the Mela during this period.

 

Navagraha Mandir, Assam

 

The Navagraha Temple is found on the top of Chitrasal Hill (or Navagraha Hill), in Guwahati city, Assam, India. Enshrined in this temple are nine Shivalingams, representing the nine Celestial bodies, each covered with a colored garment symbolic of each of the celestial bodies, with a Shivaligam in the centre symbolising the Sun. The Navagraha temple was built by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in the late 18th century. It has been renovated in recent times during the late 1923-45.

 

Tripura Sundari Temple, Reipura

 

Tripura Sundari Temple is situated in the ancient Udaipur, about 55 km from Agartala, Tripura believed to be one of the holiest Hindu shrines in this part of the country. Popularly known as Matabari, crowns in a small hillock and is served by the red-robed priests who traditionally, minister to the mother goddess Tripura Sundari. Considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, consists of a square type sanctum of the typical Bengali hut. It is believed that Sati's right foot fell here during Lord Shiva's Dance. The temple consist a square type sanctum with a conical dome. It was constructed by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501A.D, there are two identical images of the same deity inside the temple. They are known as Tripura Sundari (5 feet high) and Chhotima (2 feet high) in Tripura. The idol of Kali is worshiped at the temple of Tripura Sundari in the form of 'Soroshi'. One is made of kasti stone which is reddish black in colour. It is believed that the idol was Chhotima was carried by king in battlefield. This temple is also known as Kurma Pitha because it the temple premises resembles kurma i.e. tortoise. Every year on Diwali, a famous Mela takes place near the temple which is visited by more than two lakhs pilgrims.

 

Satras of Majuli, Assam

 

MAJULI : Srimanta Sankaradeva met his foremost disciple Madhavadeva for the very first time in Majuli. The Satras of Majuli are – Auniati , Dakhinpat , Garmur and Kamalabari Satra.
The nearest Airport is the Rowriah Airport, Jorhat. And the nearest Railway Station is the Jorhat station

BARPETA : This Satra is one hundred and eighty feet long by breadth. It is situated in Barpeta , Assam. It was established by Madhavadeva. The major festival celebrated here are the Rasleela and Doul Utsav.
The nearest Railway Station is in the Barpeta Road. And the nearest Airport is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Barpeta is well connected by road transport from Guwahati.

 

Nartiang Durga Temple, Meghalaya

 

NARTINGA DURGA TEMPLE is a 500-year-old Durga Temple located in the West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. This Temple is belived to be a Shakti Pith, where Sati Devi’s left thigh is belived to have fallen at Nartiang. During Durga Puja, a banana plant is dressed up and worshipped as the Goddess. At the end of the four-day festivities, the plant is ceremoniously immersed in the Myundi River. The Temple has the ancient guns of the earlier kings.

 

Shree Shree Govinda Ji Temple, Manipur

 

Shree Govindajee Temple,the largest Vaishnav temple in Imphal City attracts many tourists besides from regular devotees,which is design with two gold plated domes,a paved court and a large,raisedmantapa or congregation hall.Inside the temple devotees can see the beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Radha.Regular arrangements for dances and Prayers are made in the premises of the Temple.

 

Kangla Palace, Manipur

 

Kangla Palace is the most precious heritage sites of the State. It is the most important historical and archaeological site in Manipur. The place is also steeped in folklore and is a symbol of Manipur’s glory.

 

Mahabhairab Temple

 

The ancient Mahabhairav Temple is located at a hillock on the northern part of Tezpur town, Assam. This temple is believed to have been established by king Bana in the pre-historical times.[1] This Shiva temple was originally built of stone but the present one was renovated and built with concrete. During the Ahom rule, the kings especially of the Tungkhungiya dynasty donated large area of Devotee land to the Temple and appointed pujaris ,Paiks to look after the temple. The responsibility of management was in the hands of a Borthakur. The temple is now managed by the Government of Assam through a managing committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur. Maha Shivaratri the annual festival of Shaivite branch of Hinduism is celebrated in the temple complex with devotees coming from far and wide.Laddu laced with Bhang ,an edible preparation of cannabis and also mixed with milk and spices, are offered as prasad to Lord Shiva as per the rituals. Various puja are also conducted at this temple, pigeons are also freed that symbolizes that spirit of ancestors are being liberated

 

Sivasagar Sivadol, Sivasagar

 

Sivasagar Sivadol (meaning the temple of the Lord Shiva) is a group of structures comprising three Hindu temples of Sivadol, Vishnudol (meaning temple of the Lord Vishnu) and Devidol (meaning temple of the Goddess Durga) shrines, and a museum. These are located on the banks of the Sivasagar ("the ocean of the god Shiva") tank, also known as the Borpukhuri tank, in the heart of Sivasagar, in the Indian state of Assam. The tank was constructed between 1731 and 1738 and the temples were built in 1734 by Bar Raja Ambika, queen of Ahom king Swargadeo Siba Singha (1714–1744). The height of the Sivadol (dol means temple in Assamese) is 104 feet (32 m) and the perimeter is 195 feet (59 m) at the base. It is crowned with an 8-foot (2.4 m) high golden-dome.