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.