Doul Govinda Mandir | Festivals & Celebrations, Timings

Doul Govinda Mandir is one of the important temples of Kamrup, Assam, India. It is situated on the northern banks, on the foothills of Chandra Bharati hill at Rajaduar, North Guwahati. The Mandir is mainly devoted to Lord Krishna. Besides, there is a Namghar and a temple within the same premises. Temple Timings are Monday to Sunday: 7.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Doul Govinda Mandir

The Temple is open and accessible all year round, but one can enjoy the thrill of a river cruise and walk on the white sands of the beaches of Brahmaputra from November to April. The Temple is famous for observing the popular Hindu festival of Holi, which is held for around five days and has about 5,000 pilgrims at the temple premises during this time.

Significance of Doul Govinda Mandir:

It is one of the popular temples for Lord Krishna in the northeastern region. Devotees throng to this place during special festivities and occasions like Holi, which celebrates for almost five days. Another festival celebrated with equal enthusiasm is the Hindu festival of Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. The Temple also celebrates the Maghi Purnima festival, attracting tourists and devotees from all over.

History Of Doul Govinda Mandir:

As per legends, has believed that the idol of Lord Krishna, consecrated at the sanctum sanctorum, was found miraculously. Several stories exist regarding this deity and how ‘He’ was brought here by the Ganga Ram Barooah late from a place called Sandhyasar near Nalbari. The first structure of the Doul Govinda Mandir was erected more than 150 ago but has renovated in 1966.

Doul Govinda Mandir Timings:

Daily Archana (worshipping rituals) will be there.

Daily Darshan Timings:

The Temple remains open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm.

  • Morning: 6.30–7:00 am – Holy Bath and Puja offered to lord Govinda.
  • Morning: 7.30 am – Doors open for devotees.
  • Afternoon: 12:15 pm – Doors closed for a few minutes to offer Bhoga to Lord Govinda.
  • Afternoon: 12:35 pm – Doors open for darsana. The door closes for the day with the sunset.
  • Evening: 7:00 pm – Prasanga and Bhagabat path on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
DayTimings
Monday7 am–8 pm
Tuesday7 am–8 pm
Wednesday7 am–8 pm
Thursday7 am–8 pm
Friday7 am–8 pm
Saturday7 am–8 pm
Sunday7 am–8 pm

Festivals & Celebrations:

Doulutsav, or Holi, is the Main festival of the Doul Govinda Mandir.

Held InFestival
April(13/14)Holy bath in the river Brahmaputra
April/MayPratistha Divas
Sep/OctShri Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Sep/OctTirobhab Tithi (Death Anniversary) of Sankardeva and Madhabdeva 
Sep/OctKati Bihu 
Sep/OctMagha (Maghi Purnima)
Feb/MarchDoulutsav(Holi)

Visit Places In and Around Temple:

Rudreswar Devalaya: 

The Rudreswar Temple or Devaloya is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the village of Rudreswar, under Sila Sindhurighopa Mouza (revenue circle), on the northern Brahmaputra river, in Guwahati. Built-in 1749 by Ahom king Pramatta Singha in memory of his father, Swargadeo Rudra Singha, the Temple is a fine example of an eclectic style of Ahom-Mughal architecture.

Satras:

There are three Satras in North Guwahati. They are Garmur, Aauniati and Dihing Satra.

  • Garmur: The Garhmur Satra of Majuli has a camp Satra on the river bank about one kilometre to the west.
  • Aauniati:  Aauniati may be called a branch of the main Aauniati Satra of Majuli. This satra is a specific one. Every year devotes of Majuli’s Aauniati Satra performs ‘Ankia Nat’ & ‘Palnam’ in this Satra of Guwahati North.
  • Dihing Satra: It has two divisions named ‘Sarujana’ & ‘Barjana’. Besides this ancient monument, North Guwahati is famous for many old ‘Namghar’ Ponds. Among Namghar, Gopinath Namghar, Hiloijari Namghar, Nagara Namghar, Bor Namghar are main.

The Pancha Tirtha (The Five Shrines):

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.

Manikarneshwar:

This Temple is on the north bank of the Brahmaputra across Guwahati and near the confluence of the Barnadi and Brahmaputra rivers. The Yogini Tantra says there was a Manikarnika pond outside the Temple. Ahom King Rajeswara Singha built this Temple in the mid-18th century. 

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.

Dirgheswari Mandir: 

Dirgheswari Temple has situated on the Brahmaputra river’s northern banks in Guwahati. Built by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha, Dirgheswari temple is considered a Shakti Peethas for Shakti Worship. The main attraction of Dirgheswari temple is the annual Durga Puja celebrations, which devotees from distant places used to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Online Donations:

We can Donate money to Temple online. Must be above 500 Rs only.

OnlineDonation
NameDoulgobinda Mandir Parichalana Samittee
Bank NameSBI
Account No.35927810753
IFSC No.SBIN0009201
BranchAmingaon Branch

Hotels Near Doul Govinda Mandir:

  • Blue Moon Hotel
  • Hotel Swagatam Inn
  • River Breeze Home – A Boutique Stay
  • Riverview Homestay
  • Chandrupal Lodging
  • Hotel Lilawati Grand
  • River Bay Guest House
  • Mango tree- A unit of ODC
  • Hotel Park Riviera
  • Vian Inn
  • Achala Home
  • Magic square hotel
  • Baruah Bhavan

There are Guest Houses for Accommodation at the Temple.

  • Single Bed Room: 1
  • Double Bed Rooms: 4
  • Triple Bed Rooms: 1
  • Dormitory Beds: 12
  • Accommodation of a Guest House is available for devotees. Please get in touch with our office number 9706076431.

Doul Govinda Temple Address: 

Shri Shri Doul Govinda Mandir, ARB Rd, Baruah Souk, North Guwahati, Assam 781030, India.

Doul Govinda Mandir Contact Numbers: 

  • 9706076431 (Office)
  • 9678196240 (Principal Secretary, Administration)
  • 9707053420 (Principal Secretary, Finance)
  • 9864092229 (Secretary, Administration)
  • 9954722239 (Secretary, Finance)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.doulgovinda.org

How to Reach Doul Govinda Mandir:

Ferry Services:

Rajaduar Ghat:-
  • From Guwahati: 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 7.45 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 5:30 pm
  • From North Guwahati: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM and 8.00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Madhyam Khanda Ghat:-
  • From Guwahati: 8:45 AM, 10:00 AM, 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 am and 5:00 pm
  • From North Guwahati: 9:25 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Sunday: In addition to these, engine-fitted boats are available from both the banks of Brahmaputra from 6.30 am to 8.30 pm

By Train:

Doul Govinda Mandir is near Guwahati railway station, almost 24 km from Temple. The Kamakhya Railway Station is near to temple.

By Air:

From Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi airport, the distance of Doul Govinda temple is around 30 km.

By Road:

But the easy and fast route to the Mandir is generally via ferries(boats), available from Fancy Bazaar Ferry Ghat to Rajaduar. Tempos are available from Maligaon Chariali and Jalukbari to reach the Temple. 

FAQs:

Who built Doul Govinda Mandir?

Ahom king Pramatta Singha (1744-1751)built it in memory of his father in 1749 CE.

On which hill is Govinda Mandir, Assam, located?

Chandra Bharati hill.

Doul Govinda Mandir devoted to which God? 

The Mandir is mainly devoted to Lord Krishna.

What are the main festivals celebrated at the Temple?

Holi, Janmashtami, Maghi Purnima.

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