On A Spiritual Trail: Top Hindu Temples In North East India

Waquar Habib

Kamakhya Temple, Assam

Dedicated to goddess Kamakhya, this is one of the oldest and most revered centres of tantric practices in India.

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Ugratara Temple, Assam

The Ugratara Temple is a Shakti shrine built in 1725 by King Shiva Singh of the Ahom Kingdom. It is dedicated to Sati Devi, the first consort of Lord Shiva.

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Bhuvaneswari Temple, Assam

The Bhuvaneswari Temple has been features in the novel "Rajarshi" and the play "Bisharjan" by Rabindranath Tagore. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari and was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Govinda Manikya.

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Akashiganga Temple, Arunachal Pradesh

Akashiganga Temple is an archaeological site which houses temples dating back to 14th and 15th century. These temples were discovered only in 20th century during excavations.

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Unakoti Hill Temples, Tripura

Added to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2022, Unakoti Hill Temples are famous for its colossal rock cut panels depicting Hindu deities. They date back to 8th and 9th centuries CE.

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Da Parbatia Temple, Assam

Da Parbatia Temple is a historic temple located in Da Parbatia village. It is believed to have been built between 5th and 6th centuries during the Gupta period. It is known from its sculptures and old ruins.

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Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple, Sikkim

The Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple has a mix of traditional and modern architectural styles with carving and sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

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Sivasagar Sivadol, Assam

Sivasagar Sivadol is a group of structures including one of the tallest Shiva temple in India, measuring 104 feet tall. It was built in 1734 by Bar Raja Ambika, queen of Ahom king Swargadeo Siba Singha.

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