Umananda Temple, Guwahati

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Umananda Temple, Guwahati: Umananda Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and stands atop the Bhasmacala Hills on the Peacock Island - the smallest inhabited island in the world, right in the middle of River Brahmaputra. Situated at 26.1966°N 91.7454°E, the Umananda Temple is opposite the Kachari Ghat on the banks of River Brahmaputra in Guwahati.

Built by King Gadadhar Singha of the Ahom Kingdom in 1694 AD, Umananda Temple was constructed on the Peacock Island in honour of Lord Shiva as he is said to have lived on this island.

Umananda Temple exhibits the creativity and the skill of the Assamese sculptors who created some of the most amazing rock-cut figures of Hindu Gods such as Lord Surya, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Devi as well as the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

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