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Mahabhairab Temple

The property


Mahabhairab Temple is located at a small hill of the northern part of Tezpur in Assam. The temple is supposed to be built by King Bana. Kings of many dynasty, particularly Tungkhungiya donated a great part of Devotee land for the temple and the pujaris. To look after the temple, Paik's were also selected. During early time, the responsibility and the management of the temple was at the hand of Borthakur. Now the temple is maintain by the Government with the help of a managing committee which is head by the District Deputy Commissioner. Shivratri is the most important festival that is celebrated with full magnificence and people from all over the country come to attend the festival. The temple was built for the duration of 8th to 10th century A. D. Cement concrete idol of Ganesh and Hanuman are built in obverse of the temple door and are reckoned as Dwarpaals. The temple hosts an yearly Shivratri fair which last for a week and is well-known all over Assam. Bhang and lad doo are serve to people as Prasad. It is also known to be one of the famous pilgrimages where public visit and show their loyalty.

Entry fees

No entry fee


Sunrise To Sunset


Less than 1 Hour


The best time to visit the temple is during the occasion of Shivratri. During the festival, a vast number of devotees visit the temple and offer their prayer and seek blessing from the divine lord Shiva. Apart from that, pilgrims come up to visit the temple all around the year.

Interesting impact about Mahabhairab Temple

The very old temple of Mahabhairab stands to the north of Tezpur town. This temple is supposed to have been recognized by king Bana with a Siva lingam. Formerly, this temple was built of stone but the present one is built of real. During the later years, the Ahom kings donated devotee land for the Temple, and Pujaris and Paik's were selected to look after the temple. The responsibility of management was in the hand of a Bordoloi or else Borthakur. But now the affairs of the temple is managed by the Government through a managing committee headed by Deputy Commissioner. Sivaratri is celebrated in the Temple in a large manner.


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