Dirgheswari Temple is a temple arranged in the northern banks of the waterway Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam. Worked by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha, the Dirgheswari temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha for Shakti Worship. Numerous antiquated pictures made on rocks existed alongside the temple. The fundamental fascination of Dirgheswari temple is the yearly Durga Puja festivities, in which fans from far of spots use to visit.
Since antiquated occasions, Dirgheswari was a noticeable spot of love for the supporters of the Shakti faction of Assam. It is said that when Sati, the primary spouse of Lord Shiva passed on, Lord Shiva, in his despondency was bearing her dead body the world. So as to placate Shiva, Lord Vishnu and different Gods chose to dispose of the group of Sati, which had become a wellspring of distress for Mahadeva. Lord Vishnu educated his circle, Sudarshan Chakra, to cut the collection of Sati into a few sections. The Sudarshan Chakra went about as taught, and the bits of Sati's body was dissipated in various pieces of the world. While her privates fell in Nilachal Hill, on which the renowned Temple of Kamakhya is arranged, another body some portion of Sati fell in Sitachal slope. From that time onwards the spot is viewed as holy by the individuals.
It is additionally said that the extraordinary sage Markandeya, one of the immortals as indicated by Hindu custom, visited this spot and began tremendous retribution of Goddess Durga. Finally, the Goddess showed up before him and awards him endowments. Therefore Dirgheswari turned into a significant spot of the love of Goddess Durga.
It isn't known whether any temple of Goddess Durga existed in Dirgheswari during the old and early medieval periods. The present temple at Dirgheswari was built by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha rule 1714 CE-1744 CE, under the supervision of Tarun Duwarah Barphukan, the Ahom Viceroy of Guwahati and Lower Assam. The temple was developed utilizing blocks, at the highest point of the slope, which is loaded up with strong rocks. The Garbha-griha or the internal load of the temple, where the symbol of Goddess Durga was present is found underground, in a little cavern.
Terrains were conceded for the sake of the temple and clerics were selected for the administration of the every day elements of the temple. A stone engraving is present at the back passageway of the Temple in which the names of Ahom King Swargadeo Siba Singha and the Ahom Viceroy Tarun Duwarah Barphukan are present, giving the illustrious request for the development of temple and awards of terrains for the sake of Dirgheswari Temple. During the imperial voyage through Ahom king Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha in 1756 CE, the king visited the temple and conceded more grounds and men for the correct upkeep of the temple. The king likewise presented a silver Japi or cap, which is as yet used to cover the primary icon of Devi Durga in the temple.
After the finish of the Ahom manage and post-pilgrim period, the Dirgheswari temple has watched an expanded number of individuals going to the yearly Durga Puja festivity. The prime consideration of Dirgheswari Devalaya's Durga Puja is the penance of creatures, particularly Buffaloes.
Consistently individuals from far of spots use to visit Dirgheswari Temple to observe the creature penance and Durga Puja festivities. So as to suit the expanding quantities of travelers and others, the temple compound is stretched out, because of which one part of the block divider, built during the Ahom rule must be cut down.
There is a little water tank close to the temple, in which little fishes and a turtle are present.
Aside from the temple, there are numerous pictures of God and Goddesses engraved in the rocks of the slope. It isn't known from which period these pictures had a place.
This structure in stone is accepted by local people as the pontoon utilized by fairies from paradise for water sports in the close-by lake
Much the same as any antiquated temples or Hindu blessed locales, one can locate a major picture of Lord Ganesha engraved in the stone, at the passageway of the temple. As indicated by Hindu convictions before playing out any strict ceremonies, first supplications ought to be offered to Lord Ganesha. There are two-impressions engraved in the rocks close to the temple, accepted to be of Goddess Durga. There is additionally a stone structure, which the neighborhood convictions as the pontoon, which is utilized by Apsaras or sprites for water sports in a close-by water lake.
Dirgheswari temple is perceived by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as a significant recorded site and in like manner, steps are taken to jelly its structure. Nearby individuals considered it as the second-most holiest spot after Kamakhya Temple. It is accepted that significantly in the wake of offering one's petition in Kamakhya, it is important to visit Dirgheswari Temple, to acquire the full gift of Devi Durga. Dirgheswari temple can be considered as a significant goal for visitors and admirers of verifiable landmarks, in and around Guwahati.