Asvakranta Temple in Guwahati Assam

Here is Some information about Asvakranta Temple in Guwahati Assam India.

Location: North of Guwahati in Assam
Built in: 800 Years ago
Dedicated to: Lord Vishnu
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Significance: A Pilgrimage Centre
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati
Nearest Air Port: Guwahati

The Asvakranta in emple is located in North of Guwahati in Assam.The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.Asvakranta Temple which is located at Guwahati in Assam is being dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This particular shrine is considered very much sacred according to the ‘yogini tantra.’ It is believed that an any sinner can achieve salvation by offering worship here.This particular shrine is considered very much sacred according to the ‘yogini tantra.’ It is believed that an any sinner can achieve salvation by offering worship here The deity here is referred to as Anantasayin Vishnu. The word ‘Anantasayin’ refers the reclining position of Lord Vishnu on the body of a serpent, as been depicted by the idol. An idol of Lord Brahma is depicted seated on a lotus, which emerges from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Other idols here at the temple complex are of Goddess Mahamaya and two demons, Madhu and Kaitabha, which are located at one corner of the shrine.
 
The Legend of Asvakranta Temple
Asvakranta literally means ‘ascended by horses’. It is here that Sri Krishna camped with his army before he defeated and killed Narakasur. Aswakranta is associated with Krishna-Rukamini episode. It is said that Krishna's Asva (horse) was encircled (akranta) by the enemies at this place. It is also believed by some people that the place should be caged as Asvaklanta indicating that Krishna on his way from Kundil Nagar to Dwaraka had to rest here as his horse became tired (klanta). 
 
History of  Asvakranta Temple 

The history of Asvakranta Temple is very interesting. Actually the meaning of the word Asvakranta is ascended by horses. It is said that Lord Sri Krishna had come to this place when he killed the Narakasur. The place is related with Krishna and Rukamini story and the horse of lord Krishna. It is said that Asva who is the horse of Lord Krishna was encircled by some enemies of this place. And it is also heard that when Lord Krishna was on his journey from Kundil nagar to his city Dwaraka hehad take some rest on this place because his horse Asva had get tired.

How To Reach  Asvakranta Temple  Guwahati

By Road : The Asvakranta temple is linked by road transport via the Saraighat Bridge across the Brahmaputra. Other option is Guwahati, which is well connected with regular bus services from all the major cities in and around the state.
 
By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Guhati Station.
 
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Guwahati Airport.

Picture Gellery of  Asvakranta Temple  Guwahati
 








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