Dirgheswari Temple | Timings, History & Nearest Temples

The Dirgheswari Temple is one of the supreme Devi Tirtha dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Temple has located on the northern banks of the mighty River Brahmaputra at Dirgheswari hill Guwahati, Assam, India. And is an important Goddess temple in Guwahati. Temple Timings are 5 am to 7 pm.

Dirgheswari Temple

Many ancient images made on rocks existed along with the Temple. Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha built the brick temple. It is considered a Shakti Peetha for Shakti Worship.

Legend of Dirgheswari Temple:

The mythological background behind Temple is that when Lord Shiva performed ‘Tandav’ and carried his wife’s dead body, Sati Parvatii, over the Dirgheswari hill, one of her limbs fell into the hill. Hence, the Dirgheswari temple has built on that exact spot.

History of Dirgheswari Temple:

The present Temple at Dirgheswari was constructed by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha reign 1714 CE-1744 CE, under the supervision of Tarun Duwarah Barphukan, the Ahom viceroy of Guwahati and Lower Assam. The Temple has constructed using bricks at the top of the hill, filled with solid rocks.

Dirgheswari Temple Timings:

Here are the Dirgheswari Temple Timings:

Monday5 am to 7 pm
Tuesday5 am to 7 pm
Wednesday5 am to 7 pm
Thursday5 am to 7 pm
Friday5 am to 7 pm
Saturday5 am to 7 pm
Sunday5 am to 7 pm

Nearest places to visit around Dirgheswari Temple:

Doul Govinda Mandir

Doul Govinda Mandir is one of the important temples of Kamrup, Assam, India. It has situated on the northern banks, on the foothills of Chandra Bharati hill at Rajaduar, North Guwahati.

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.

Kamakhya Temple

It is well famous as the bleeding Goddess. The Kamakhya Temple appears very beautiful during the evening aarti time. The Temple has dedicated to the tantric goddesses. Apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi, a Temple compound houses ten other Kali avatars named Kamala, Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, and Bhuvaneshwari.

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.

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. It is near Doul Govinda Mandir.

Dirgheswari Temple Address:

North Guwahati, kamrup District, Assam.

Website: https://kamrup.assam.gov.in/tourist-place-detail/279

Festivals and Puja Performed at Temple:

The local priests perform the daily Puja and rituals for Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is the main festival celebrated with great enthusiasm every year. During Durga Puja, buffalo sacrifices are made annually to the Goddess.

Hotels near Dirgheswari Temple:

  • Dula Homestay
  • Hotel Swagatam Inn
  • Blue Moon Hotel
  • Harmony House
  • Mayur Residency Guwahati
  • Hotel Sai Kripa Inn
  • River Bay Guest House
  • Gibbon Backpackers Hostel
  • Giardino De Fiore
  • Luit Vista Guest House (A boutique Heritage property)
  • Bloom Villa
  • Vian Inn
  • OM Villa Guest House
  • Avanti’s Homestay
  • Hill Stay Home
  • Kaziranga Guest House Guwahati
  • Riverview Homestay
  • Hotel President- 2-star hotel
  • River Breeze Home – A Boutique Stay

How to reach Dirgheswari Temple:

By Bus:- There are also ferry or motorboat services from the southern bank of Brahmaputra. The Temple has located around 4 km from the famous Doul Govinda Mandir.

By Rail:- Kamakhya railway station is near Temple.

By Air:- The nearest airport is the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.


Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) recognizes Dirgheswari Mandir as a famous historical site, and accordingly, steps have been taken to preserve its structure. Local people considered it the second-most holiest place after Kamakhya Temple. It has believed that even after offering one’sone’s prayer in Kamakhya Temple, it is necessary to visit Dirgheswari Temple to obtain the full blessing of Devi Durga. Dirgheswari temple can be considered an important destination for tourists and admirers of historical monuments in and around Guwahati.


Who built this Temple?

Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha.
Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha built the brick temple. Dirgheswari temple is considered a Shakti Peetha for Shakti Worship.

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