Mahabhairab Temple is situated at a hillock of the northern part of Tezpur in Assam. The temple is said to be built by King Bana. Kings of many dynasty, especially Tungkhungiya donated a large part of Devottar land for the temple and the pujaris. To look after the temple, Paiks were also appointed. During early times, the responsibility and the management of the temple was at the hands of Borthakur. Currently the temple is maintained by the Government with the help of a managing committee which is headed by the District Deputy Commissioner. Shivratri is the main festival that is celebrated with full grandeur and people from all over the country come to attend the festival. The temple was built during 8th to 10th century A. D. Cement-concrete idol of Ganesh and Hanuman are built in front of the temple door and are reckoned as Dwarpaals. The temple hosts an annual Shivratri fair which lasts for a week and is famous all over Assam. Bhang and laddoo are served to people as prasad. It is also known to be one of the famous pilgrimages where people visit and show their devotion.
Popular Things to do & See around
The temple site also offers a huge number of other places where one can go and have some amazing sightseeing experience. Agnigarh Hill, Chitralekha Udyan, Kalia Bhomora Setu, Bamuni Hills, Kamakshya Devalaya temple, Dhekiajuli, Rudrapada temple, Padum Pukhuri, Ouguri hill, Ketakeshwar Dewala and Bura- Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the best places to visit.
The best way to reach the temple is through roadways. State bus and public buses also run to serve the public and the roads are well connected to the temple.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit the temple is during the occasion of Shivratri. During the festival, huge number of devotees visit the temple and offer their prayers and seek blessings from the divine lord Shiva. Apart from that, pilgrims come to visit the temple all around the year.