Sukreswar Temple

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Sukreswar Temple
Steps leading up to Sukreswar Temple
Steps leading up to Sukreswar Temple
Name
Proper name Sukreswar Temple
Geography
Country India
State Assam
District Kamrup
Location Guwahati
Culture
Primary deity Shiva
History and governance
Creator Pramatta Singha

The Sukreswar (Pron: ˌʃʊˈkreɪʃwə) Temple is an important Shiva temple in the state of Assam in India and was constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha (1744–1751). King Rajeswar Singha (1751–69) who also promoted cause of the Saiva cult made financial provisions for the Sukreswar Temple in 1759. The temple is located on the Sukreswar or Itakhuli hill on the south bank of river Brahmaputra in the Panbazar locality of Guwahati city. Leading down from the temple compound is a long flight of steps to the river. Sitting on the steps of Sukreswar ghat one can enjoy the scenery of sun setting on the river, boats moving across the river, people performing puja in honour of their relatives who have left this world, children and older people bathing, far removed from the din and noise of the city.

References[edit]

  • Baruah, S.L., Last Days of Ahom Monarchy—A History of Assam from 1769 to 1826, 1993
  • Barpujari, H.K., The Comprehensive History of Assam, p. 220, Volume Three, From Thirteenth Century A.D. to the Treaty of Yandabo (1826); Publication Board Assam, Guwahati-781 021.