Bhairabi Temple

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Coordinates: 26°37′5″N 92°49′10″E / 26.61806°N 92.81944°E / 26.61806; 92.81944

Shri Shri Bhairabi Temple
A view of Bhairabi Temple
A view of Bhairabi Temple
Name
Other names: Maithan
Location
Country: India
State/province: Assam
District: Sonitpur
Locale: Kolibari, Tezpur
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Bhairabi
Important festivals: Durga Puja
Architectural styles: Assamese
Number of temples: One
Number of monuments: Many Scattered Small Monuments of the Dwapar Yuga
Inscriptions: Sanskrit
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
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 Bhairabi Temple is located on the outskirts Tezpur in Assam, India.

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.[1][2] 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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  1. ^ "Sonitpur - District in Assam". Glorious India website. Retrieved July 9, 2007. 
  2. ^ Swati Mitra (2011). Assam Travel Guide. Goodearth Publications. pp. 81–. ISBN 978-93-80262-04-8. Retrieved 18 February 2013.