Navagraha Temple


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Ranked 30 of 59 sightseeing in Guwahati

The Navagraha temple, located on Chitrasal hills, is devoted to the nine planets of the solar system. Each of the nine planets in this temple is represented by a Shivalinga inside the temple. Covered by different coloured clothes, the nine lingas represent a different celestial body.

The origin of this temple dates back to the 18th century, which is supported by the inscriptions and recordings found on the walls of this temple. Belonging to the reign of Ahom King Rajeswar Singha, son of Rudra Singha or Sukhrungphaa, it is one of the most popular temples of Guwahati.

A considerable portion of this temple was destroyed by earthquake. However, a few centuries later, the temple was rebuilt with ridged iron sheets. There is a tank that was excavated at some distance from the temple. Known as Silpukhuri, this tank provides continuous water supply to devotees.

An important astrological and astronomical centre in the state of Assam, it is believed that the ancient name of Guwahati, Pragjyotishapura originated from this temple.

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Monday - Friday:
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
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4:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy4.6/5

184 reviews

A unique navagraha temple

This is very much in the heart of the city and locals were seen around. Theach idols of the navagraha were in the form of lingam which were unique and haven't seen any where other than here. This is on the banks of river bhramaputra and a view of the city with the river running across is such an awesome view. Must visit during sunrise or sunset. Monkeys were found around the temple.

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary3.6/5

230 reviews

A famous temple

The Navagraha temple is an important visiting place in Guwahati. It is 2 km away from railway station and is on the top of a small hill. The temple is constructed in an attractive manner. But as far as cleanliness is concerned I am not satisfied since it is the place of monkeys, and display boards are there to keep a close watch on the attack of monkeys. Moreover the monkeys had created a bad look to the temple with their waist & balance foods at the time of my visit at 0720 hrs .. Since it is on the top of the hill natural beauty is there.

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