During the early 18th century, King Sib Singha of the Ahom Dynasty built this legendary temple of Nalbari District. A popular attraction for many tourists, Shripur Dewalay Mandir has seen many devotees and admirers of Hindu culture and religion. The temple is dedicated to honour the great Goddess Durga. According to legend, a part of the body of Sati (an earthly human form of Goddess Parvathi) fell on this very spot and is therefore considered to be a very sacred and powerful place. Every year several thousands of devotees flock to this place all around the year to earn the blessings of Goddess Durga.
Popular Things to do & See around
As because of Shripur Devalay Mandir’s religious legends and folklores surrounding it, it is a wonderful place to visit and offer your prayers and respect to Devi Durga. It is most popularly visited during the months of February to March and September to November. During these months, Durga Puja and Kali Puja is celebrated with great mirth and vivacity. It is a must-visit during these times of the year.
Travellers can reach Shripur Dewalay Mandir from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) via taxis. Same local means of transport can be taken from the nearest Paltan Bazaar Railway Station, which is connected to Guwahati, Kolkata and Delhi to reach this temple. If you’re travelling by road, you can easily do so from Guwahati where you can avail for several state-run and private buses that transport you to Shripur Dewalay Mandir directly.
Best Time to Visit
For excellent weather conditions to do your sightseeing in and around Shripur Dewalay Mandir, it is best to visit around the months of October to February. Try to avoid the scorching summers and uncomfortable monsoons while on a trip to this temple.