State : Assam in India.
Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre.
Location : The temple id located in Guwahati on the bank of the river Brahmaputra in Assam.
Sukresvara Temple Heitage Tours in Assam
Sukresvara Hindu temple in Assam is located in Guwahati, on the bank of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. The hillock in which the temple resides is called Hasti ( as in the the Kalika Purana), and is described as the ashrama (hermitage) of the sage Sukra. According to the Kalika Purana, Sukresvara Linga was set up here.
The Sukresvara temple heritage was built by King Pramatta Singh of the Ahom dynasty in 1744 A.D. The temple houses one of the largest Lingas (phallicemblems) of Siva to be found and worshiped in India. The temple is still intact though the roof of the Nat mandir (Nat temple) attached to it has been replaced with corrugated iron-sheets.
Airport : One can easily Guwahati from any part of the country by air. Guwahati is well-connected with all the major cities of India.
Railhead : Guwahati is easily approachable by train from any part of the country.
Road Transport : Guwahati has well-defined road routes connected with all the nearby major cities of the country. The roads of Guwahati is connected to almost all the parts of the north east India.
Hotels Resorts and Staying near The Sukresvara Temple (Guwahati)
Guwahati offers several private hotels ranging from luxury to budget-friendly ones. Fish is a major delicacy in Assam and one can savour mouthwatering curries in and around Paltan Bazar at cheap rates. There are excellent accommodation facilities in and around Guwahati in Assam.
Sightseeing near Sukresvara in Guwahati
Guwahati is particularly famous for its Kamakhya temple located atop the Nilachal hill, at a distance of 10 km from the railway station. Known to be the most revered among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world, Kamakhya, was built in the 10th century by the Koch king, Naranarayan. Animal sacrifice is a common practice here to appease the Goddess.
Above Kamakhya is another small temple, Bhubaneshwari, from where one can have a bird's eye view of the Guwahati.
The Shiva temple of Umananda, reached by motor boats and public ferries from Umananda Ghat, stands on an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra.
Atop a hill in east Guwahati is the Navagraha temple - the "temple of nine planets," - an ancient seat of astrology and astronomy. Housed in a red beehive-shaped dome, the central lingam is encircled by further nine representing the planets (graha) - Sun (Surya, Ravi), Moon (Chandra, Soma), Mercury (Buddh), Venus (Sukra), Mars (Mangal), Jupiter (Brhaspati) and Saturn (Sani). Two more were added, Rahu and Ketu, the dragon's head and the dragon's tail, or the ascending and descending nodes of the moon.
At a distance of 12 km from the railway station is the Vashistha Ashram (the abode of sage Vashistha), an interesting old shrine, with plenty of greenness and three beautiful streams, Lalita, Kanta and Sandhya. Several other temples like the Ugratara temple, famous for its golden idol and buffalo sacrifices, are also spread across the city.
One must visit the Guwahati Zoo, which is the largest natural zoo of the country.