The Asvakranta Temple is one of the most important shrines of Lord Vishnu. The deity worshiped here is called Anantasayin Vishnu which refers to the sitting position of the lord Vishnu on the serpent.
The Temple is located on the North of Guwahati, Assam on a rocky bed near the Brahmaputra river. It is believed that a visit to this shrine washes away all the sins of a person and help him to attain moksha (salvation).
According to the legend, Lord Sri Krishna stopped here with his army and the horses before he killed Narakasur who was the ruler of this land. The term “Asvakranta” means “ascended by horse”’ and hence the temple got its name. The temple is known for its magnificent scenic beauty and panasonic charm.
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How to Reach:
Located 8 kilometer away from Guwahati city, and 6 km from Guwahati railway station the best way toreach Kamakhya Temple is by cab or a taxi. TheTemple is about 20 km from Guwahati Airport, which is linked to all major Airports across India.