Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun in Assam – Enewsstories
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Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun in Assam – Enewsstories

Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun in Assam: Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun in Assam, about 132 km northwest of Guwahati, 12 km from Bongaigaon, The nearest major towns are Goalpara (13 KMs) and Dudhnoi (20 KMs)  is a significant but relatively unknown archaeological site

The Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun is a sacred site not only for the Hindus but also for the Buddhists and Jains and every year, lakhs of devotees visit it and offer prayers.

Sri Surya Pahar, sacred hill of the sun in Assam
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Every year, the Sri Surya Pahar Temple Committee arranges a week-long Maghi Purnima festivity and Bishnu Yagya during the full moon week of Assamese Magh month.

Sri Surya Pahar, means ‘sacred hill of the sun’ and the primary deity worshipped in the Panchayatana temple was Surya, the god of the Sun. Scattered around the sacred hill are many hundreds of Shiva Lingas carved upon granite boulders, this giving evidence of the importance of the site as a Hindu pilgrimage center. In the later years of the 12th century, during the final period of the Sena dynasty, the region went into decline and Surya Pahar was less and less visited by pilgrims. In the 20th century, a small Surya temple was built and during the Magh Purnima festival (January – February) many thousands of pilgrims flock to the site. The Archaeological Survey of India conducted several excavations during the early 2000’s and established a small museum, which contains various artifacts discovered during the excavations.

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