Umananda Temple, Guwahati, Assam

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Nestled on Peacock Island in the midst of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Umananda Temple is a serene place of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva. The island, one of the smallest inhabited islands, boasts breathtaking surroundings, making it a haven for nature lovers. The temple, perched on the hill of Bhasmakala or Bhasmakuta, was originally built in 1694 A.D. by King Gadadhar Singha and later rebuilt after an earthquake in 1897. Crafted by skilled Assamese workmen, the temple houses idols of Lord Shiva and 10 other Hindu Gods. Beyond its religious significance, Umananda Temple offers a tranquil environment, providing visitors with a peaceful retreat to immerse themselves in the island's understated beauty.

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