This Maha Mrityunjay Temple In Assam Has World’s Tallest Shivling

by Sanmita A
This Maha Mrityunjay Temple In Assam Has World’s Tallest Shivling

Other than the famous Kamakhya Temple, Assam has a prominent spiritual destination for Shiv Bhakts too – the Maha Mritunjay temple in Nagaon. It is renowned as the World’s Tallest Shivling at about 126 feet high. It is situated about 120 kms away from Guwahati city. In the past year, the temple has become one of Assam’s major and significant tourist attractions.

World’s Tallest Shivling

Last year Union Minister, Amit Shah too, had visited the Maha Mritunjay temple to witness the world’s tallest Shivling. Also, if you’re planning to visit the Kaziranga National Park, then the Maha Mritunjay temple must be a part of your itinerary. You can reach the location within 2 hours by road. For the localites, the temple can be a great option for your weekend getaway.

Location: Narasingha Khetra, PO- Puranigudam, Dist, Assam

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Nagaon is known to be a quiet and serene place and the Kolong river flows through the town. Other than the Mritunjay Temple, Nagaon is also famous for being the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva. He is one of the most regarded icons from Assam, founder of Vaishnavism, who introduced the concept of Assamese place of worship, Namghors. The Assamese way of life and their symbols of cultural identity like Raas and Bhaona were Sankardeva’s findings.

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The Offbeat Attractions In Nagaon, Assam

Champawati Kunda Falls, Bordowa Toran, Silghat, Laokhowa wildlife sanctuary are a few more places other than the Maha Mritunjay temple you must visit while in Nagaon. Although, it isn’t a craze amongst tourists visiting the Northeast, but if you wish to visit the offbeat destinations here, then Nagaon it is. You’ll witness places of historical importance as well as rich wildlife in this town. So, if you are a history buff or an ardent nature lover, Nagaon won’t be a disappointment to you.

As for visitors who truly wish to experience the Assamese way of life and their rich culture, spending a day or two visiting the Namghors in the town is a must. So, if you’re visiting Kamakhya Temple, don’t miss out on the Maha Mritunjay temple.

Been to Assam lately? Which were the other offbeat destinations you visited? Let us know! Meanwhile, also enjoy this virtual tour of Bhubaneswar below!


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