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Sukreswar Temple

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Proper name  Sukreswar Temple
State  Assam
Location  Guwahati
Primary deity  Shiva
Country  India
District  Kamrup
Creator  Sunenphaa
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Similar  Ugro Tara Temple, Basistha Temple, Rudreswar Temple, Umananda Temple, Dirgheshwari temple

The Sukreswar (Pron: ˌʃʊˈkreɪʃwə) Temple is an important Shiva temple in the state of Assam in India and was constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha (1744–1751). King Rajeswar Singha (1751–69) who also promoted cause of the Saiva cult made financial provisions for the Sukreswar Temple in 1759. The temple is located on the Sukreswar or Itakhuli hill on the south bank of river Brahmaputra in the Panbazar locality of Guwahati city. Leading down from the temple compound is a long flight of steps to the river. Sitting on the steps of Sukreswar ghat one can enjoy the scenery of sun setting on the river, boats moving across the river, people performing puja in honour of their relatives who have left this world, children and older people bathing, far removed from the din and noise of the city.

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