Peacock Island Temple in Assam – Umananda Temple

At the entrance of Umananda Temple

Situated in the middle of the waterway the Brahmaputra in a Peacock island, Umananda Temple is simply on the opposite side of the well known Kachari Ghat in Guwahati, Assam. This Shiv sanctuary was built by the well known Ahom King Gadadhar Singha (1681 – 1696), who was the spouse of Sati Joymati an incredible passionate of Shaivite. The first sanctuary was hugely damaged by an overwhelming tremor of 1897. Afterward, it was recreated by a rich neighborhood shipper who recorded the inside piece of a Siva sanctuary with Vaisnavite slogans.

In Assamese Uma implies Hindu goddess Parvati, the spouse of Shiva; and Ananda implies satisfaction which is otherwise called the littlest occupied riverine island on the planet. This is a standout amongst the most visited sanctuaries in Assam which is committed to Lord Shiva.

As per the old Hindu writings Kalika Purana, Lord Siva is said to have lived here as Bhayananda. Toward the start of the creation, Siva sprinkled fiery debris (bhasma) at this spot and conferred learning to Parvati (his partner). It is said that, when Siva was in contemplation on this hillock, Kamadeva interfered with his yoga and was in this way consumed to cinders by the flame of Siva’s resentment and henceforth the hillock got the name Bhasmacala.

This mountain is likewise called Bhasmakuta. The Kalika Purana expresses that Urvasikunda is arranged here and here lives the goddess Urvasi who brings Amrit (nectar) for the delight in Kamakhya and henceforth the island got the name Urvasi Island. It is trusted that venerate here on the Amavasya day when it falls on Monday brings the most astounding euphoria. Siva Chaturdasi is the most brilliant celebration that is held here every year. Numerous lovers go to the sanctuary on this event for the love of the god. Maha Shivaratri is broadly celebrated in Umananda. Monday is viewed as the holiest day in the sanctuary.

To achieve the Umananda sanctuary, one needs to cross the waterway in a vessel. It tends to become to from Guwahati and North Guwahati by ships and steamers. This vessel administration is accessible from the Kachari ghat. There is likewise a ship administration that is accessible from 7 am in the first part of the day to 5 pm at night. One can contract a ship from Sukleshwar ghat or Fancy Bazar Ghat. Amid the Hindu celebration of Shivaratri, consistently the enthusiasts from all pieces of Assam and different pieces of India result in these present circumstances place. This is additionally home to some brilliant langur.

Priyanka Rastogi
Priyanka Rastogi

Priyanka Rastogi is a fervent explorer backed with rich experience in travel and tourism Industry from the grassroots level. Author of 'Early Sunrise, Early Sunset',

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