|Shri Shri Bhairabi Temple|
A view of Bhairabi Temple
|Architecture and culture|
|Important festivals:||Durga Puja|
|Number of temples:||One|
|Number of monuments:||Many Scattered Small Monuments of the Dwapar Yuga|
|Unknown but worshiping of the Goddess began 5000 BC.(By Usha in Dwapar Yuga)|
|Creator:||Primary Creator is Usha(Daughter of Banasura of Dwapar Yuga).|
The Goddess Bhairavi is worshipped here as She is one of the Mahavidyas of Ma Durga Devi.Its a very Important Shakti Peeth Of Assam. The backdrop of the temple is a view looking towards the Kolia Bhomora Setu across the Brahmaputra River. The temple site is also locally known as Maithan and Bhairabi Devalaya. Legend has it that Usha (daughter of mighty Asura King Banasura) regularly came here for the worshipping of the Goddess. About a couple of kilometres away lie the Bamuni Hills where one can view the ruins of the palace that stood many centuries ago. The art work on stone carvings that were used within the structure are from the 9th century.
The temple is now managed by the Government through the office of the District Deputy Commissioner and the Temple Belongs to The Family of the Borthakur's of Tezpur(Shri Dilip Borthakur,Shri Barenya Ranjan Barthakur,& Shri Aditya Prakash Barthakur). There are sacrificial offerings of goats,ducks,pigeons etc. that still occurs regularly here.The Durga Puja celebration is performed in a very Grand way in this Temple.
The entrance to the temple is through a very long staircase that leads up from the approach road to the temple itself. There are numerous facilities for the purchase of ghee lamps, incense sticks, sweets and fruits etc. that are offered during prayers for blessings.Really a Place of Scenic Beauty and a Path towards The Divine.
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