Umananda temple Guwahati History, Timings, Ferry details
This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. It is believed that one must Visit Umanand temple before Kamakhya Mandir Darshan.
Temple is located in an island on Brahmaputra river. This temple can be reached by Ferry from Guwahati
Boat Boarding Point: Kachari Ghat is close to Paltan Bazar, which is 2 Km away. Autos and Buses are operating from Paltan Bazar to Ghat.
Private and Government Boats are running from all Ghats to the temple.
|Boat type||To and Fro Ticket Cost||Boat Timings|
|Government||Rs.20/ person||10:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|Private||Rs.200 – Rs.300/ person||10:30 am – 4:00 pm|
Journey Time: 10 mins to the Mandir.
Best Time to visit: Nov-May
No.of steps to Temple: 230 from Boating point.
Photography not allowed inside the temple.
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Darshan Ticket: Free Darshan for all devotees.
Darshan Timings: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Umananda temple Guwahati History
As per the Legend, To come out of the Sati Devi’s death, Lord Siva started meditating here on this hill. Kamadev made an attempt in diverting Lord Siva. Angered Siva turned Kamadev to ashes with his third eye. This Hill is also called by Bhasmachala. This temple was built in 1694 by Gadadhar Singh.
Temple will be crowded on Sivaratri festival days, Navaratri days and Karthik Masa days.
How to reach Mandir?
- The nearest airport is at Guwahati which is 22 Km to Ghat.
- The nearest Railway station is at Guwahati which is 3 Km away.
- This temple can be reached by Boat from Guwahati.
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