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The Umananda Temple

The Umananda Temple is built in Guwahati in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam. Among the temples in Assam, this temple is one of the mostly visited one. The devotees as well as the tourists coming to Assam, takes a visit to this temple. Umananda Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.This hallowed Siva temple is located on the ‘peacock island’ (as named by some poetic British Administrator).known as the Urvashi Island in the middle of the river Brahmaputra near Guwahati. Large numbers of devotees visit the temple on the occasion of Siva Ratri. A special puja is observed here on the Amavasya day when it falls on a Monday. The Umananda temple is atop the Bhasmachal Hill or the Hill of ashes. The hill is said to symbolise the site where Siva burnt Kama – the God of Love, to ashes with his third eye.