India | Assam

Umananda Temple

Umananda Temple is a magnificent Shiva temple located in Peacock Island on the river Brahmaputra, in Guwahati. The temple was built by an Ahom king in 1594.

The rock-cut figures of gods and goddesses that adorn the walls of the temple are specimens of exquisite Assamese craftsmanship. They also have a historical and legendary legacy.

The temple attracts devotees from all over the country, especially during shivaratri festival. The main shrine is reached by a flight of steep steps. Ferry boats and motor launches ply regularly from Kachari Ghat in Guwahati.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments