Bhubaneswari Mandir

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Distance (From Guwahati Railway Station): 7 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Kamakhya Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 7 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Bhubaneswari Temple is an ancient temple situated in Guwahati city of Assam. Located atop the Nilachal Hills, a bit higher than the famous Kamakhya Temple, it is one of the prominent Hindu Temples in Guwahati.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhubaneswari or Bhuvaneswari. According to Hindu Mythology, Goddess Bhuvaneswari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. She is the queen or the feminine ruler of the universe. The entire Universe is said to be her body and all beings are her ornaments.

The stone structure is quite similar to the Kamakhya Temple, and it offers tranquil surroundings for the devotees and tourists to enjoy. Many tourists prefer to trek upwards to the temple from Kamakhya which is one kilometer away. One will also get a panoramic view of the city and the Brahmaputra River from the Bhuvaneswari Temple. The temple also attracts a large number of devotees and tourists from around the world during Ambubachi and Manasha Puja.

Timings: 5.30 AM - 8 PM