Top 4 attractions to explore in Sonitpur
Sonitpur is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters is located at Tezpur. Sonitpur district was created in 1983 when it was split from Darrang.
Bhairabi temple stands on the outskirts of Tezpur, in Sonitpur district of Assam. The temple is devoted to the goddess, Bhairabi. Among the locals, goddess is famously known by the name of Maithan and Bhairabi Devalaya. Bhairabi Temple is a revered siddha pitha where people offer the prayers to the goddess and seek her blessings. Here, goddess Bhairabi is worshipped as Mahavidyas of Ma Durga Devi. Bhairabi temple is a very important and sacred Shakti Peeth of Assam.
The park was built in 1906 by a commissioner of Assam named Mr. Cole, and was later reconstructed by M.G.V.K Bhanu in 1996. The park has recently been renamed as Chitralekha Udayan Park, after the name of a famous person in the Aniruddha Usha love story. Located amidst a number of misty hillocks and green terrains and blue lakes, this park is well known for its breathtaking scenic beauty. Inside the park there is a serene lake, in which boating can be done.
Mahabhairav Temple is located at a hillock on the northern part of Tezpur town, Assam. This temple is believed to have been established by king Bana in the pre-historical times. This Shiva temple was originally built of stone but the present one was renovated and built with concrete. During the Ahom rule, the kings especially of the Tungkhungiya dynasty donated large area of Devotee land to the Temple and appointed pujaris, Paiks to look after the temple
Nagsankar Mandir is situated east of Tezpur , a place called Chatia, new Biswanath Chariali. The exact history of the temple is not definite. It was built around 4th century AD. According to one belief, the temple was built by a King called Nag Sankar from the Lohitya dynasty in the late 4th century. The temple has a large pond by it. The pond is home to large varieties of turtles and large fish. Some turtles are believed to be hundreds of years old.
Map of attractions in Sonitpur