Located in the village of Dah Parbatia which is few kilometres west of the city of Tezpur in Assam, Da-Parbatia Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Assam. The door’s framework with the stunning carvings and imprints, which are believed to be the part of the architecture patterns famous during the early Gupta School of sculpture. The Da-Parbatia Temple has one of the supreme artworks and portrayals which have been carved in magnificently in its doors and walls of the temple. The door jambs of Da Parbatia Temple are ornamented with the figurines of 2 Hindu mythological Goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna, who are seen standing with grace and dignity and have garlands in their hands as a sign of welcoming people inside the temple. The entire door frame of the Da-Parbatia Temple has been embellished and decorated with intricate designs and floral patterns. Owing to its ancient majestic and exquisite beauty, the Da-Parbatia Temple has been announced as a protected site under the authority and undertaking of the Archaeological Survey of India.
With it interestingly rich culture and artistic sculpturing, the Da-Parbatia Temple has been believed to be built during the 5th and the 6th century. Essentially built during the Gupta period, this older historic temple has weathered a lot of storms and earthquakes which has led to ruining of the temple structure. During the Ahom period, a Shiva temple was built over the ruins of Da-Parbatia Temple but during the earthquake in Assam in the year 1987, the door frame of the Da-Parbatia Temple was exposed to the world. It was properly excavated in the late 1980s and has been under architectural protection.
While visiting the Da-Parbatia Temple, you can visit Agnigarh which is a hillock famous for its scenic view; Cole Park, which is an important tourist attraction of Tezpur; and Bamuni Hills and its ancient temples.
You can reach Da-Parbatia Temple from the city of Tezpur which is well-connected by roads, rails and airways.
The best time to visit Da-Parbatia Temple is during the months of November to May, as because the climate cools down to a comfortable temperature and lets everyone enjoy the additional beauty of the blooming orchids.