Dedicated to Sati Devi, the 1st partner of Lord Shiva, Ugratara Temple is an important Shakti Temple which is flocked by several religious tourists and local inhabitants annually. It is located towards the eastern part of the city of Guwahati and was built by old Ahom ruler, Siva Singh during the year 1725. Beside the temple, lies the famous Jol Pukhuri. There is no actual idol which is worshipped but a small ditch of water which is considered to be the great form of Goddess Ugratara. Goddess Ugratara is venerated like the Kamakhya Goddess with lots of offerings and sacrifices. Legend says that Goddess Ugratara likes consuming meat, coconut, liquor and much more. Several devotees shower such offerings to the Goddess for earning her blessings and showing their love and devotion for her.
Once you visit Ugratara Temple, you can give a puja to the Goddess Ugratara or simply witness a puja. The best time to visit Ugratara would be during the time of Durga Puja when the temple lights up with mirth and joy and several extensive prayers are sent out in extraordinary manners. During this time, several buffaloes are sacrificed to appease the Goddess Ugratara. While you’re at Ugratara Temple, you can also visit the historically important and beautiful JorPukhuri which is blessed with lots of man-made and natural beauty.
You can visit Ugratara Temple by simply boarding buses, taxis or autos on hire in Guwahati with minimal costings. The road conditions are good which lets you enjoy a short, pain-free ride.
Ugratara Temple experiences a very pleasant weather all year around which makes it a very prime travel place of Assam.
In summers, the temperatures go as high up as 36 degree Celsius which makes it a bit warm yet not enough to ruin your tour. Monsoon pelts down quite heavily during July to September. Winters, i.e., October to March, are a comfortable season to visit Ugratara Temple when the temperature ranges from 10 to 25 degree Celsius.