Navagraha Temple, Guwahati

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  • Located on a small hill top with excellent views from the parking spot. This temple is dedicated to the 9 planets i.e Navagrahas. Unlike rest of India, the navgrahas here are not in a statue form. For...  more »
  • This temple is one of the oldest in the city. Otherwise it is same as other temples except its location. Beware of monkeys who try to steal visitors food stuff. Must visit.  more »
  • Located on top of a small hill, this temple represents the Navagrahas in the form of Shiva Lingas. There are a lot of monkeys around, but its well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Vry old temple near bramhaputra its very nic n peaceful place
  • Area is soothing, open, quiet. The temple brings divinity in soul.
  • You get the view of mighty Brahmaputra and Guwahati city. Its awsome!
  • The Navagraha Temple is found on the top of Chitrasal Hill (or Navagraha Hill), in Guwahaticity, Assam, India. Enshrined in this temple are nine Shivalingams, representing the nine Celestial bodies, each covered with a colored garment symbolic of each of the celestial bodies, with a Shivaligam in the centre symbolising the Sun. The Navagraha temple was built by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in the late 18th century. It has been renovated in recent times during the late 1923-45.
  • The Navagraha Temple, or the temple of the nine celestial bodies, is situated on a hill named Chitrachal in the south eastern part of the city of Guwahati. It is also known as the abode of one of the most important celestial bodies, the sun. In the temple there are 9 phallic emblems of Lord Shiva, each clad in a different coloured cloth representing Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. At the same time, the temple is also a research center of both astrology and astronomy. The tower of the temple and a bigger part of it was earlier destroyed by an earthquake, but, later it was resurrected. The temple which is in existence at present was built by the King Rajesvar Singha in 1752 A.D. The garbhagriha or the inner quarter of the temple survived the earthquake, while the upper portion was rebuilt with corrugated iron sheets. Also, there is a tank close by, called Silpukhuri Tank, excavated under Rajesvara Singha.

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