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#19 of 29 Places To Visit in Guwahati
umananda temple
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Peacock Island, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India
entry fee
no entry fee
per person for ferry ride to temple
All days of the week
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
Around 3 hours

how to reach umananda temple

To reach the Umananda temple you require to take a short ferry ride from Kachari Ghat, near the D.C Office. Ferries frequently to and fro between Kachari Ghat and Peacock Island.

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about umananda temple

The Umananda temple is located on a small island on the Brahmaputra river. The island is called Peacock Island and perhaps is the smallest river island in the world. To visit this place you will need to take a ferry ride from the banks. There is a small hill on the island sheltering the temple namely, Bhasmacala.

Lord Shiva is said to have resided here in the avataar of Bhayananda at the Umananda temple. As per the legend goes according to an ancient purana, Kalika Purana, in the very beginning of the creation Shiva imparted knowledge to his wife Parvati on this hill and meditated here. It says that, when Lord Shiva was in meditation on this hillock. It is said that Kamadeva interrupted his yoga and was therefore burnt to ashes by the fire of Shiva’s anger and hence the hillock got the name Bhasmacala.

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Umananda Temple traveller reviews

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Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
must watch
Jul 17 2016
great experience not only for kids but also for elder ones.
Rahul Bagaria
Rahul Bagaria
Jun 24 2014
Umananda is a bautiful Temple situated on Peacock Island in river Brahmaputra.Dedicated to Lord Shiva's Umananda avatar, it was built by Ahom King Gadadhar Singh.Beautiful place for day out,you can enjoy both spiritual & scenic beauty here.We get ...... read more