Ugratara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ugratara located on the western side of Jor Pukhury tanks in the heart of Guwahati in the Lotaxil in Northeast India. The Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the Guwahati eastern part of Assam is a Shakti shrine. Ugratara Temple Timings are 7 am to 4 pm.
The navel of Sati fell here. In the sanctum of Ugratara, there is no image of her. The Goddess considers a small pit filled with water. There is a Shivalaya beside the Ugra Tara temple and a pond behind both temples. The temple is related to Goddess Sati, the first consort of Lord Shiva.
Ugratara Temple History:
Ahom King Siva Singha built this temple in 1725 AD and had dug a tank three years before. The tank, known as Jorepukhuri, is situated east of the temple. The tank still exists, though a devastating earthquake destroyed the upper section of the temple.
Legends of Ugra Tara Temple:
Once upon a time, Yama (Lord of Hell) complained to Brahma that nobody was coming to Hell from Kamarupa because of the area’s sacredness, despite doing sins. Brahma carried this complaint to Vishnu. Vishnu took them to Shiva.
Lord Shiva ordered Goddess Ugra Tara to drive away all the people living in Kamakhya. She sent her army. During this drive, they laid their hands on Rishi Vasishtha, who was meditating on Shiva at Sandhyachal. Vasishtha became angry and cursed Ugra Tara and Shiva.
From then onwards, all the Vedic (Shiva) sadhanas gave up on Kama rupa, and Ugra Tara became a Goddess of Vamachara sadhana. All of her armies became Mlechhas. Goddess Ugratara has worshipped in Buddhism. Ugra Tara has worshipped in general, like Kamakhya. She likes liquor, flesh, Modaka, coconuts, and sugar cane.
Best Time To Visit Ugratara Temple:
The best time to visit the Ugratara temple is during Durga Puja. The whole temple lights up with zeal and enthusiasm. Several buffaloes sacrifice to appease the Goddess. We recommend you visit during the celebrations to have a memorable trip.
Festivals at Temple:
It is also called Nag Panchami.
Durga Puja is the main festival held yearly in the temple with rituals and much devotion. Large numbers of devotees throng the temple to offer prayers to the deity. Other festivals of different manifestations of Goddess Ugratara has celebrated in the temple. Navratri has also celebrated in the temple with equal vigour and faith.
Activities at Temple:
- Daily Darshan
- Festival Celebration
Ugratara Temple Timings:
Here are the Ugratara Temple timings:
|Monday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Friday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Saturday||7 am to 4 pm|
|Sunday||7 am to 4 pm|
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Hotels near Ugratara Temple:
- Blue Moon Hotel
- Mango tree- A unit of ODC
- River Breeze Home – A Boutique Stay
- Hotel Swagatam Inn
- The Contour Hotel
- The Ornate Hotel
- Hotel Park Riviera
- Hotel Lilawati Grand
- Hotel Rajmahal
- Hotel Sukhmani
Ugratara Temple Address:
5QQ3+P8V, Lamb Rd, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, Assam 781001.
How to reach Ugratara Temple:
Guwahati has International Airport 15 km from the city area.
Guwahati Railway Station is 1.5 Km from Temple.
Guwahati has located 15 km from Dispur, 98 km from Shillong.
Ahom King Siva Singha.
It is one of the seven Shakti peethas described in Kalika Purana. It has believed that this is where the novel of Goddess Sati fell after Shiva danced with her corpse.
The navel( belly button) of Sati fell.
Lord Vishnu used his ‘Sudarshan chakra’ to cut Sati’s body into 51 pieces, and each part fell at different places on Earth, each becoming a revered Shakti Peetha.