The Sukreswar temple, located at Sukreswar, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is famous for housing the sixth Jyotirlinga of India. According to one of the popular beliefs, it is said that a person performing post-death rituals at this temple will attain ‘moksha’ or peace for the dead. Constructed by the Ahom King Pramatta Singha, in 1744, this temple is believed to be the place where Sage Sukra resided and worshipped Lord Shiva.
Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, the Sukreswar Temple is a holy place for the Hindus. Many devotees from all round the world visit this religious place in Guwahati, Assam throughout the year. The temple is set up on the top of a hill called the Hasti whose named has been mentioned in the Kalika Purana. One of the largest Lingas of Lord Shiva is housed and worshipped in this temple.
The Sukreswar temple attracts large number of devotees every year who come to the temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva who is the main deity of Sukreswar temple. The main festival held in the Sukreswar temple is the Mahashivratri where the temple is decorated with flowers and lights all around. During this festival, large number of devotees arrive at the temple and the rush line to get a glimpse of the deity comes up to the main roads. <br><br>The embankment adjacent to the temple is used for holy dips by the devotees. There is also a ghat known as the Sukreswar ghat located in the temple premises. From the ghat, one can see the boats moving across the river Brahmaputra. According to a popular belief, it is said that a person who performs post-death rituals at the Sukreswar temple will attain ‘moksha’ or peace for the dead.
Among the many sacred shrines located in the state of Assam this temple symbolizes the historical relevance attached to this place. The devotees travel from great distances to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva here. There are many other tourist spots near the temple that one can explore while on a trip to Guwahati.
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