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Vashistha Ashram

Guwahati

14.5/5(6 Ratings)

Vashistha Ashram Overview

Ranked 13 of 59 sightseeing in Guwahati

Vashistha Ashram, located in the Sandhychal hills, is an important pilgrimage centre. Constructed in the second half of the 18th century, the temple was built by the Ahom king, Raja Rajeswar.

This ashram is the last existing monument, which was constructed by the rulers of the Ahom dynasty. The ashram is the meeting point of three rivulets namely, Sandhya, Kanta and Lalita.

According to a popular belief, it is said that a dip in the water enhances a person’s life and also washes off the sins committed. In addition, there are several legends associated with sage Vashistha and this ashram.

According to one of the popular legends, it was said that the hermit Vashistha used to perform his ‘sandhya’ in a stream near his ashram, which was also his home. The sage became agitated due to the ardent games played by Lord Indra with his queen Shachi and other heavenly women in the stream, as the water became impure.

As a result of this, the sage cursed Indra that he would have sexual contact with a Daitya woman. This curse transformed Indra into a normal person and the curse of Vashistha also came true.

However, Lord Indra granted the Daitya woman with a blessing that her son would become a king. Her son later became the progenitor of the Ahom Kingdom and was the ruler of the entire region of Assam. According to another legend, it is believed that the sage gained spiritual success by dwelling into the secrets of Sakta practices.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta3.9/5

102 reviews

Please visit the temple during day time

One can visit the temple after visiting Purva Tirupati as the same is around 5 Km away from the nearest intersection (way to and fro Purva Tirupati). Please visit the temple during day time.

Vinod

Vinod4.6/5

7 reviews

Melas and film shooting

Great Location for flim shooting and best for melas during festivals

Subhendu Chakraborty

Subhendu Chakraborty4.3/5

8 reviews

Very attractive and nice

A very nice temple/ashram. The temple/ashram itself and the waterfalls is very attractive. We stayed there around 30 minutes and performed a pooja.

Aditya Biswas

Aditya Biswas4.3/5

17 reviews

Vashistha Ashram.

It is a cool place. Every morning water from this place is taken to Kamakhya about 20 Km away.

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