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Biswanath

Biswanath Ghat is a city and a municipal board in Biswanath district in the state of Assam, India. This city is the district headquarters of Biswanath district, which was created on 15 August 2015. It holds the first "Clock Tower” of Assam followed by the clock tower of Dibrugarh. Biswanath Ghat, also called popularly as "Gupta Kashi". The town is named after the ancient Biswanath mandir. Apart from its historical religious importance, Biswanath Ghat was also a river port (Ghat) of inland water transport service started established by the British in the 19th century. Even now Biswanath Ghat is used as a port by various merchant and cargo vessels sailing across river Brahmaputra.


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Place of Interest / Things to do
Biswanath Temple

Beyond Biswanath Chariali at Biswanath Ghat, Biswanath temple popularly known as "Gupta Kashi is located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with Brahmaputra. The ghat has a cluster of temples of different gods. From the stone posts, beams and other ruins found there it is believed that once there was a stone temple. During the summer the temple remains under water. Only in winter worship is done by constructing temporary shed which draws lot of tourists. On the third day of Assamese Bihu festival a mela is held there. One can visit from here the island of Umatumuni, an archaeologically famous place.


Singri Temple

The Singri Temple is towards west of Tezpur town and is located on the bank of river Brahmaputra, within a distance of about 45 km .This temple has been mentioned in the Kalikapuran as Shringatak.. It is said that one can attain penance worshiping it. As the Shiva Linga of this temple revered as God remains under water, the temple is also known as Gupteshwar. Derived from the word "Gupta" which means hidden and "Eshwar" denotes God. A big mela organised on Sivaratri in the Temple draws number of devotees to Singri.

Nagsankar Temple

Nag-Sankar Temple is a famous shrine situated near Sootea, to the east of Tezpur, in Sonitpur District. The temple is believed to be built by King Narasankar of Nagakha in the 4th century. Nag-Sankar Temple has a large pond with hundreds of rare variety of soft-shell turtles. A large number of peacocks are also found here. Python, deer and also other animal keep the temple environment always a visitor's attraction.


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