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Ugratara Temple A Famous Temple Shrine of Lord Shiva in Assam

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State : Assam in India.
Significance : The pilgrimage Centre.
Location : The temple shrine of Ugratara is situated in the Kamrupa district in the eastern part of Guwahati in Assam.

Ugratara Temple of Lord Shiva at Assam
The Ugratara Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the eastern part of Guwahati, Assam is an important Sakti shrine. Legend has it that the navel of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, is related to this temple. Ugratara in Assam is generally identified with Tiksna-Kanta, Eka-Jata, etc., of the Buddhist pantheon.

The present temple shrine of Ugra Tara was built by King Siva Singh in 1725 A.D. who had excavated a tank three years before. The tank known as Jorepukhuri is situated to the east, of the temple. The tank still exists, though the upper section of the temple shrine was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. This was however rebuilt by a private citizen.
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Travel to Ugratara in Assam
Airport : Guwahati is linked to all the major cities of India by air.

Railhead : Rail lines are well laid to connect Guwahati with other major cities of India.

Road Transport : All India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the inter-city drives are available to reach Ugratara Temple in Guwahati.

Hotel 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.

Kamakhya TempleTemple Sightseeing Tours near Ugratara in Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple
Guwahati is particularly famous for its Kamakhya temple shrine 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.

Bhubaneshwari Temple
Above Kamakhya is another small temple, Bhubaneshwari, from where one can have a bird's eye view of the Guwahati.

Shiva Temple
The Shiva temple of Umananda, can be travelled by motor boats and public ferries from Umananda Ghat, stands on an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra.

Navagraha Temple
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.
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