The temple is situated at a place- Kolibari outskirts of Tezpur in Sonitpur district Assam, India. There were many small scattered elements left, from the time of Dwapar Yuga, architectures engraved those unstructured elements into structured sanctuaries and designed and then built accordingly inside the temple premises.
In some kilometres, the Bamuni Hills are situated where people can enjoy the beauteous scene of the palace that built many centuries ago. On the walls of the temple, the stone is engraved and the craftwork on stone carvings is from the 9th century. Due to an Earthquake, the 400-year- old ‘Bhairavi temple and a nearby building suffered damage to 2nd and 3rd stories and henceforth the earthquake resulted in cracked pillars and an unhinged roof. Due to this severe damage, the religious Pooja ceremonies or daily prayers have come to an end.
District Deputy Commissioner is now managing
the temple. Borthakur’s of Tezpur, Shri Dilip Borthakur, Shri Barenya Ranjan
Barthakur and Shri AdityaPrakash
Barthakur. These are the persons who look over the overall maintenance of the
temple shrines, the deities and the management stuffs.
Bhairavi temple was built, 400 years back. However as such there is not much information given in Puranas about the establishment of this temple. It is believed that the Goddess Bhairavi is an incarnation and Mahavidya of Maa Durga Devi. This temple is one of the important ‘Shakti Peeths’ of India. The temple has an incredible field of vision as it is towards the Kolia Bhomora Setu across the veer famous Brahmaputra River. The temple beautiful whereabouts is also called as Bhairabi Devalaya by local people of Assam. According to the mythology, Usha who was the daughter of mighty Asura King Banasura of Dwapara Yuga used to visit this sanctuary for worshipping the Goddess- Bhairavi from 5000 BC. In Ancient Indian scripture, it was stated that this was the divine ‘abode’ of Maa Durga.
On each and every occasion, a ritual of slaughtering and offerings of goats, ducks, pigeons, etc. still exist here. A very long staircase is made at the entrance which leads to the temple gate. Many shops and vendors are available outside the temple premise to purchase –Fruits, Pooja Samigiri, ghee lamps, sweets etc. that are offered during Pooja Ceremonies , Aarti Timings and Archanas to get blessings.