Burigosian temple a holy place to visit during Durga Puja

Burigosian temple: A holy place to visit during Durga Puja

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-10-19

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The Burigosain Devalay is located in the heart of the city in the city centre of Jorhat town and it is also a Shakta Shrine which was built by the Ahom kingdom. During Durga Puja, the devotees offer many animals like buffalos, goats, pigeons and vegetable for sacrifice. Daily Puja is offered in the main temple of Maa Durga and there are other three temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Maa Kali located in the same site. During Durga Puja, the temple is very crowded and hundreds of devotees visit the temple and offer a special prayer for a healthy and wealthy life. The temple of Maa Durga is the main temple of this place and it is the main temple, the respected temple and one of the famous temples of Jorhat town in the northeastern state of Assam in India. There is a subway named Dewal Road from the busy Gar Ali towards the eastern side and the Gar Ali at a distance of approximately 50 meters. It is a legendary place associated with Assam history. The presiding deity of the temple is Burigosain. Another idol enshrined here is of a priest. Both the deities were brought from Jayantiya and established first at Rangpur. Later, these idols were shifted to its present location. There are many other places to visit in and around Jorhat like Jorhat Gymkhana Club, Tocklai Tea Research Institute which is the oldest and the largest tea research institute, Garh Ali is one of the huge embankment which was built to protect the kingdom from the attack of enemies by Ahom King, Burigosain Devalay, Dhekiakhowa Bornamgho, Hollongpara Gibbon Sanctuary which is a home for many animals like Assamese Macaques, Tigers, Elephants, Leopards and many more. To reach the destination one needs to reach Jorhat airport or Jorhat railway station both are the nearest airport and the nearest railway station of Thengal Bhawan. From Jorhat city, one can avail any modes of transportation to reach the destination.


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