Vashistha Temple, Guwahati, Kamrup (Metro) District

This is  a  brick temple built  during  the  reign  of the Ahom King Rajeswar Singha (1751 – 1769 CE) in c. CE 1764. The site has evidence of a stone temple which once stood at this spot around 1000-1100 CE A brick temple has been built upon the remains of the stone temple of an earlier period. It is an octagonal temple with a polygonal sikhara over  it. The temple has a sunken garbhagriha which is believed to have the foot impression of the sage Vasistha, who is believed to have had his asrama in this area in the remote past.

Vaishistha (Vasishta / Bashistha) temple is located on a small hill known as Sandhyachala in the southern extremity of the Guwahati city. The site has a hilly topography with fast streams flowing along the site. 

Information courtesy: Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam.

Vaisistha  (Vasishta / Bashistha) temple at Guwahati stands on the confluence of three hilly streams called Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta originating from the hills of Meghalaya. There is a small concrete bridge on the left side of the temple, near the bridge there are three amazing Lord Ganesha engraving on granite stone, on the edge of a flowing stream, almost partially submerged in the stream water.

2 thoughts on “Vashistha Temple, Guwahati, Kamrup (Metro) District”

  1. Dr Madhumita Saikia

    This is an interesting piece. Specially the picture. We visited the place first in 1983. There was no such engraving or stone curving. Then in 1986 and 1989 no engraving.. in 1994/96 lots of construction happened. The concrete bridge constructed, temple structure changed with more additions.. below a new bridge built.. lots .

    1. Dear Maám,

      Many thanks for your comments. The images are partially submerged and probably escapes our attention, although they are literally in front of our eyes.

      Thanks & Happy Magh Bihu. God bless
      Arijit Purkayastha
      Mobile / WhatsApp: 99540-55553

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