Umananda Island

Guwahati has many tourist places to visit, there are very nice sightseeing, attractions in Guwahati which are must see in Guwahati. Umananda Temple one of them. 


    Umananda Devaloi is a Shiva temple located at the middle of river Brahmaputra. It was built by the Ahom King Gadadhar Singha (1681–1696), who was a devout Shaivaite. It is known as smallest river island in the world. The British named the island Peacock Island for its shape. The temple of Umananda was built in 1694 A.D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the order of King Gadadhar Singh (1681–1696), one of the ablest and strongest rulers of the Ahom dynasty. The original temple was however immensely damaged by a devastating earthquake of 1897. Later, it was reconstructed by local merchant .To reach the Umananda temple you require to take a short ferry ride from Kachari Ghat, near the D.C Office. Ferries frequently to and fro between Kachari Ghat and Umananda Temple.

       

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