Shiv Dol Temple

Country: India

State : Assam

Locality/City/Village: Sibsagar

Address :Temple Road, Ward Number 4, Sivasagar, Assam 785640, India

God : Shiva

Category : Famous temples

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Shiv Dol Temple

Sivasagar  Sivadol temple premise has three Hindu temples of the shrines- Sivadol, Visnudol and Devidol. The temple has other presiding shrines, and a museum inside. These all are situated on the banks of the Sivasagar in the Indian state of Assam, which is the ocean of the gods’ tank. Sivsagar is also termed as Borpukhuri tank. This tank was positioned in between 1731 and 1738 and the temples inside the premise were built in 1734. Basically the Temple area of Shiv Dol comprise of 270 acres land. And the height of the temple peak of the Sivadol is 104 feet (32 m) and the perimeter of thesanctum is 195 feet (59 m) at the base side. Shivadol( Siva- lord and Dol means Temple) is monarched with an 8-foot high golden-dome at the centre . Pre-dominantl, the temple Sivadol is dedicated to the lord Shiva, Vishnudol to Lord Vishnu and Devidol (Joidol) to Goddess Durga. Just at the centre of the sanctorum, a Shiva lingam of Lord Shiva is hallowed and the garbhagriha is linked with an entrance or an antechamber with an Antarala. The temple wall is engraved with beauteous historic and ancient flowery and sculptures designs

Mythology:

Sivsagar is famous as Shivasagar now a days and it was basically the capital of Ahom kingdom. In 1228, The Ahom king got a switch to Assam, India from South China and thus established their first capital at ‘Charaideo’ in 1253 which is about 28 kilometres from Shivasagar. They were Buddhists in the beginning, after that Hinduism came to triumph. It was also the capital of the Ahom Kingdom till the British Reign was established in India. Bar Raja Ambika, queen of Ahom king Swargadeo Siba Singha (1714–1744) has taken the management to construct these temples shrines etc. The main deity of Sivasagar Shiva Dole temple is Shiva Lingam which is internally attached with an Antarala- Antarala is a tiny foyer which is situated in between the sanctum and the ‘Mandapam’. Vishnu Dole temple and Devi Dole temple are designed way too similar as Shiva Dole temple.

Pooja Timings

Day Morning Evening
All Day 6.00 AM 9.00 PM.

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