Ugratara Temple | Timings, History & Nearby Tourist Places

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.

Ugratara Temple

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:

Manasa Puja: 

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
  • Rituals
  • Festival Celebration

Ugratara Temple Timings:

Here are the Ugratara Temple timings:

Monday7 am to 4 pm
Tuesday7 am to 4 pm
Wednesday7 am to 4 pm
Thursday7 am to 4 pm
Friday7 am to 4 pm
Saturday7 am to 4 pm
Sunday7 am to 4 pm

Tourist Places near Ugratara Temple:

Dirgheswari Temple:

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.

Kamakhya Temple:

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

Navagraha Temple:

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

Lankeshwar Temple:

Lankeshwar Temple is an old temple dedicated to Shiva on the hilltop in the Guwahati western part of Assam, near the Gauhati University campus in Kamrup district. Lord Lankeshwar is one of the many forms of Lord Shiva. 

Umananda Temple:

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

Tilinga Mandir:

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

Balaji Temple Guwahati:

It is a beautiful temple of Guwahati City located in the Lokhra region. The Temple replicates the famous Tirupati Venkateshwara temple of Southern India. The Balaji temple in Guwahati is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and has located around 10 km from the city centre.

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.

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:

By Air:

Guwahati has International Airport 15 km from the city area.

By Rail:

Guwahati Railway Station is 1.5 Km from Temple.

By Road:

Guwahati has located 15 km from Dispur, 98 km from Shillong.


Who built the Ugratara temple in Assam?

Ahom King Siva Singha.

Is Ugratara Temple a Shakti Peeth?

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.

Which part of Sati fell in Ugratara?

The navel( belly button) of Sati fell.

Who cut Sati?

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.

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