The Basistha temple, located in the south-east corner of Guwahati city is a Shiva mandir constructed by Ahom King Rajeswar Singha in 1764.The history of the Basistha Ashram where the temple is located dates back to the Vedic age.
This temple is believed to be the home of famous sage Basistha, also known as “Vasishtha”. The temple is located on the outskirts of Garbhanga reserve forest in Guwahati which has an ample population of elephants. Although people worship the temple but still the cave in which the sage Basistha is believed to have meditated is located 5 km inside the temple.
The temple stands on the bank of the mountain streams originating from the hills of Meghalaya, which becomes the rivers Basistha and Bahini/Bharalu flowing through the city.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The City Bus operates from Adabari to Basistha. Tourists can also avail buses from the Inter State Bus Terminus Guwahati. There is a very good bus connectivity from Paltan Bazar Railway Station as the Bus Stop is located nearby the station.