Sri Umananda Temple

Peacock Island
Guwahati, AS - 781030

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The Sri Umananda Temple is a small yet significant Hindu temple located on Peacock Island (also known as Umananda Island) in the middle of the Brahmaputra River, near the city of Guwahati in Assam, India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple holds great spiritual and historical importance in the region.

The temple is believed to have been built in the 17th century by the Ahom King Gadadhar Singha. It is said to be named after the Hindu god Shiva, also known as Umananda. The island itself holds mythological significance, as it is believed to be the spot where Lord Shiva imparted knowledge of tantra to his wife, Parvati. The serene surroundings of the island, surrounded by the flowing waters of the Brahmaputra River, add to the spiritual ambiance of the temple. Visitors can reach the Sri Umananda Temple by taking a short ferry ride from Guwahati. The temple attracts devotees and tourists alike, seeking blessings and enjoying the tranquility of this sacred site. It is open year-round for visitors, though it's advisable to check the ferry schedules and weather conditions before planning a visit.

Besides this landmark, there are ten more landmarks listed in Guwahati. There's also fifteen attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Sri Umananda Temple on the map above.

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