Bagheswari Temple | History, Timings & Festivals and Celebrations

The Bagheswari Temple is a Hindu temple. And dedicated to the mother goddess Bagheswari, one of the oldest 51 Shakti Pitha and situated in the southern part of Bongaigaon in Assam State. It is a famous pilgrimage destination for general Hindus. Temple Timings are Monday To Sunday: 6 am to 9 pm.

Bagheswari Temple

A rock-cut Ganesha of the mediaeval period exists, along with architectural components of a stone temple datable to 10th -11th CE. It has dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife. The Temple has names due to the nearby Bagheswari Pahar (hill/mountain), where tigers (bagh) has found in healthy numbers. Two temples on the premises are Bagheswari Devi and Baba Tarak Nath.

History of Bagheswari Temple:

According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where Devi Durgas Trishul fell when her body was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu just after Dakshya Yagya. This Temple is considered the most visited place in Assam and has special importance during Durga Mahaashtami when the buffalo has sacrificed. Bagheswari temple is the central and oldest Temple of Bongaigaon, Assam. 

Bagheswari Temple Timings:

Here are the Bagheswari Temple Timings:

Monday 6 am to 9 pm
Tuesday 6 am to 9 pm
Wednesday 6 am to 9 pm
Thursday 6 am to 9 pm
Friday 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday 6 am to 9 pm
Sunday 6 am to 9 pm

Festivals and Celebrations:

The list of festivals celebrated with great splendour and devotion in Bagheswari temple.

  • Chaitra Navratri
  • Ashvin Navratri
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali

Tourist Places Around Bagheswari Temple:

Basistha Mandir:

Basistha temple has located southeast of Guwahati city, Assam State. It is a Lord Shiva mandir. According to legend, the ashram has founded by the great saint Basistha.

koya-kujia bill: 

Koya bill is well known for the peace and serenity it offers. It is a lush green park, and the lake premises are heaven for migratory birds flying down during winter. There is a beautiful lake with many small islands filled with flora and fauna. Bird watching is the most well-known activity in this place during the winter because many migratory birds come in winter.

KakoiJana Wildlife Sanctuary:

It is a famous tourist spot in Assam. It is just 15 km from Bongaigaon District, situated on the river Ail. The most popular residents of this sanctuary are the Golden Langurs. Various species of animals like Leopard, Hornbill, Python, Stork, Golden Langur, Pangolin, and Monitor Lizards.

Birjhora Tea Estate: 

Birjhora tea estate is one of the sizeable tea gardens in Assam State. Tea Estate has a beautiful scenic view of the garden and looks attractive because of its slopping texture towards Birjhora Hill. It is near Bagheswari Temple. You will feel Assam’s vibe.

Aswakranta Temple:

In the Assamese language, Aswa means ‘horse,’ and Klanta means ‘tired.’ Lord Krishna was searching for Narakasur; his horse felt tired here, where Shri Aswaklanta temple has located now.

The Lalmati- Duramari Ganesh Temple:

The Ganesh temple is one of the oldest temples of Assam. It is situated nearby Abhayapuri at Khagrapar hills near Bongaigaon. Temple is a good place for nature lovers because it is calm and beautiful for those interested in history and archaeology.

Sri Surjya Pahar: 

This sacred hill is considered holy for Jains, Hindus, and Buddhists. This hill is a Shivalingas stretch, and votive stupas expand up to a kilometre. The hill also has a beautiful environment with lush green surroundings and ponds. The view of this hill is mesmerizing.

Umananda Temple:

It has built on Bhasmachala Hill. And ‘Umananda’ comes from two Hindi words, ‘Uma,’ which is another name for Lord Shiva’s wife, and ‘Ananda,’ which means happiness.

Manas National Park:

 It is the only tiger reserve in the entire area and is also home to golden langur and red panda. It is undoubtedly amongst the most famous places in Guwahati.

Rock Cut Caves:

These five caves at Jogighopa, at the bank of the Brahmaputra river, are some of the best-known examples of rock-cut structures in Assam. The Archaeological Survey of India now preserves these caves.

Navagraha Temple:

Dedicated to the nine major celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, North Lunar Node, and South Lunar Node), Navagraha Temple in Guwahati has nine Shiva Lingas.

Bagheswari Hill:

This hill is well famous for the ancient Temple of Lord Shiva, which has situated inside a stone cavern, along with this Temple. Bagheshwari hill is home to two famed temples: Baba Tarak Nath temple and Bagheshwari temple. This hill also took its name after the Bagheshwari temple. Bagheswari Hill is near Bagheswari Temple.

Tamranga Lake: 

Tamranga Lake, also known as Tamranga Beel, is a natural lake in the Boitamari area of Bongaigaon district, Assam. It lies close to Bishnupur in North Salmara. This lake is formed by combining two lakes; this lake’s water is Brahmaputra’s flood water.

Sukreswar Temple:

The Sukreswar Temple is a Shiva temple in Assam. The Temple has located on the Itakhuli hill (Sukreswar) on the south bank of river Brahmaputra in Panbazar, Guwahati city. Near the Temple, the compound has a flight of steps to the river.

Jogighopa and Pancharatna:

It has situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. Jogighopa is on the northern side bank of the Brahmaputra river, and Pancharatna is on the south side. The connecting bridge between Jogighopa with Pancharatna is called Narnarayan Setu. Narnarayan Setu is a double-deck bridge.

Mahamaya Temple:

Mahamaya Temple of Bogribari placed about 30 km east of Dubhri town, is one of the most visited temples in that part of Assam. The Temple derives its name from the great Goddess Mahamaya, meaning supreme illusion.

Kachugaon Game Reserve: 

It serves as a house for rare and endangered animals like Gaur, Golden Langur, Spotted Deer, elephants, and many more. We see rare animals like Royal Bengal Tigers, Chinese Pangolin, Barking Deer, Flying Squirrels, and many other animals at Kachugaon Game Reserve.

Tilinga Mandir:

The Tilinga Mandir is a famous Shiva temple in ‘Bordubi town’, i.e. 7 km from Tinsukia District. It is in a tea garden at Bordubi, with bells hanging around the temple complex.

Hotels Near Bagheswari Temple:

  • Hotel Shivali
  • Hotel Neer
  • Hotel Jahnabee Regency
  • Hotel Diamond
  • Hotel Himalaya
  • Cygnett Park Meghna – Bongaigaon
  • Maa Kamakhya Hotel and Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
  • hotel nirvana
  • Hotel Kanishka
  • Hotel Executive
  • Hotel The Raj Palace
  • Sona Hotel
  • Bongaigaon Hotel Manas
  • Hotel Mahamaya

Bagheswari Temple Address: 

FH97+QJ8, Bageshwari Mandir Rd, Borpara, Mayapuri, Bongaigaon, Assam 783380.

How to reach Bagheswari Temple:

By Air:

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International is 185 km away from Temple. The nearest airport is Rupsi airport which is 73 km away from Bageshwari Temple.

By Train:

Nearest Railway Station is Bongaigaon.

By Road: 

Transports are available from all the major towns of Assam to reach the Temple. Bongaigaon has linked by road with most of the cities in Assam.


Where is Bagheswari Temple?

Bagheswari temple is the central and oldest Temple of Bongaigaon, Assam.

Why is Bongaigaon famous?

It has a major petrochemical industry, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL BGR). The town joined the Indian Railways system with the establishment of the railway station in the year 1908.

Is it Shakti Pitha? 

It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pitha.

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