Ugratara Mandir


The red-coloured Ugratara Mandir was built in 1725 to enshrine the spot where the goddess Sati's navel is believed to have fallen when her distraught husband Shiva scattered pieces of her body across the subcontinent. It stands at the northwest corner of the twin Jorpulkuri Ponds.

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Nearby Guwahati attractions

1. Guwahati Planetarium

0.16 MILES

The Guwahati Planetarium looks like a cross between a mosque and a UFO and has two shows in English per day.

2. Old High Court

0.19 MILES

The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.

3. Judge's House

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A charming piece of colonial-era architecture, this two-storey house, built in 1922, now holds the offices of the Foundation for Social Transformation.

4. Dighalipukhuri Park

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The mildly attractive Dighalipukhuri Park has boating facilities. The lake was once connected by a channel to the Brahmaputra and was used as a naval…

5. Sati Radhika Prasanti Udyan

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Between the riverbank and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Rd in Uzanbazar, this sliver of peaceful, tree-shaded park is police patrolled and particularly popular with…

6. Assam State Museum

0.31 MILES

Housed in an imposing colonial-era building, the state museum has a large medieval sculpture collection and upper floors devoted to informative tribal…

7. Nehru Park

0.39 MILES

A pleasant space for strolling tree-shaded pathways.

8. Christ Church

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The pretty, half-timbered Christ Church, with pointed, wood-framed windows, is one of Northeast India's oldest churches, founded in 1844. Rebuilt twice…