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Temples in Assam for Purnima Puja

The Holy river of Brahmaputra is dotted by many ancient, medieval and modern Hindu temples that have religious and social significance among the Hindus.

The sacred river Bhramaputra passes throughout the state and joins the holy river Ganga to make the down flow towards the Bay of Bengal. The Hindu devotees of this region give equal importance for Amavasya and purnima days according to the Hindu religious calendar. Some of the temples in this particular state that can be visited with devotion and dedication are many in numbers.

In the district of Darrang, there is popular temples such as Narikali Shiva Mandir, Par Siba Mandir is located near Namkhola and Tamreshwar Dewalaya. Murkongselek Shiva Temple is located in the district of Dhemaji.

It is to be highly noted that Dibrugarh Shiva Temple is very famous in the district of Dibrugarh. On the other hand, the district of Golaghat is dotted with Negheriting Shiva Temple that belongs to the 8th – 9th century and successfully reconstructed by Ahom king Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha in 1687. A Shiva Mandir in Bokakhat and Baba Than Shiva Mandir in Numaligarh are also very popular temples for purnima devotees.

One of the most visited temple during the Amavasya and pournima days is at Shiva temple at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) with Brahmaputra in the location known as Gupta Kashi, near Bishwanat in Sonitpur. It is ti be noted that during the sumer season, the temple remains under the River water due to overflow. Special Purnima pujas are conducted in this temple.

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