SIVA DOUL, Sivasagar

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Situated on the bank of famous Sivasagar tank, this temple is the highest of all the Shiva temples in India. There is a golden pitcher (pinnacle) on the top of it. It was built by Ahom king Siva Singha in 1734. During Shivaratri many pilgrims from all over the state visit this temple and offer prayers. Just near the Shiva temple is the Devi temple which was built by Rudra Singha to commemorate his mother Joymoti who died bearing the atrocities of Ahom king Swargadew Sulikfa for refusing to divulge any information regarding her husband’s whereabouts. Situated to the east of Shiva temple is the Bishnu Temple.
The Sivsagar tank was excavated in the year 1734 by the second queen of Swargadew Shiva Singha situated just behind the temple. The tank has incresed the scenic beauty of the temple immrensely. This Tank has a depth of 20 cubic and an area of 129 acres.

Siva Doul, Sivasagar, Assam.

Siva Doul, Sivasagar, Assam.

Siva Doul, Sivasagar, Assam.

Stone Carving of Siva Doul

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