Manikarneswar, North Guwahati

The ancient brick-built temple Manikarneswar in North Guwahati has a marvelous location facing the river Brahmaputra. Legend says that this is where a grief-stricken Lord Siva sat after his consort Sati’s self-immolation.

The highlights are the outline of the rock-cut sculpture of Nagraja and also Kalabhairava​ in an inverted position in the foothills of the temple. These sculptures need protection as they remain underwater during the monsoon and are getting eroded.