Famous Northeast India Temples

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Temples represent the religious fervor of India. These are architectural buildings which represents the mystical ecstasy of India. There is hardly any city, any town or any village in the country that does not have temple. Unlike many other temples Northeast India Temples are also known for their religious values which are visited by large number of tourists round the year. With the abode of God and Goddess these temples are also the storehouse of rich cultural and historical heritage. Scores of devotees prefer North East India Temples Tour so they can pay their homage to God and Goddess.

Some of the famous North East India Temples are:

Asvakranta Temple Assam:

This is a highly revered pilgrimage center of Assam dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located on a rocky cliff near the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati. In this temple the deity worshipped is called Anantasayin Vishnu. The term ‘Anantasayin' refers to the sitting position of the lord Vishnu on the serpent.  With this the temple also houses several other idols of Hindu deities. According to the legend Sri Krishna stopped here with his army and the horses before he killed demon Narakasur. The interiors of the temple are decorated with beautiful carvings which is the most interesting part of this temple.

Da-prabatia Temple Assam:

This is one of the most revered temples of Assam located near Tezpur town. It is an ancient archaeological site of a Hindu temple whose history dates back to the 4th century. The carvings and imprints on the doorframe of the temple bear the typical pattern of the early Gupta School of sculpture. The door of the temple is adorned with two Goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna. The two goddesses are standing with elegance with garlands in their hands. Beside this, the whole doorframe is also ornamented with beautiful and delicate foliage which captivates tourist attentions during their pilgrimage to this sacred place.

Navagraha Temple:

This temple is dedicated to nine celestial bodies of the Universe located atop of Chitrasal Hill or Navagraha Hill in the capital city Guwahati. The temple has nine Shivalingams symbolizing the nine celestial bodies which are covered with their respective colors.

Hermitage of Vasistha:

It is an important pilgrimage center of Assam located around ten miles from Guwahati in the Sandhychal hills.  It is an important pilgrimage center dedicated to lord Shiva which was built by the Ahom king Raja Rajeswar in the second half of the 18th century. The ashram is situated at the confluence of three rivulets namely Sandhya, Kanta and Lalita. It is a popular belief that a dip in these waters increases a person's life and washes off his sins.

Satra Temple:

Satras in Assam are basically monasteries which were established to propagate neo Vaishnavism. The Satras of Assam also became centers for education and imparts education and knowledge about a fulfilling life.

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Scores of tourists prefers North East India Temples Tour so they visit several holy sites of this region to pay their tribute to God and Goddesses. Hermitage of Vasistha, Navagraha Temple and Da-Parbatia Temple are some of the most popular temples of Assam which are visited by large number of tourists round the year.

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This article was published on 2010/10/19