The Mahabhairab Temple is situated on a small hill top in the northern part of Tezpur. The current structure of this temple was built by Nag Baba while later it was developed by Mahadeo Bharati and his devotees. The original temple was destroyed in 1897 earthquake and the present temple was constructed in the early period of 20th century.
According to a legend, the original Mahabhairab Temple was built by Asura King, Banasura out of a stone. The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and it houses one of the world’s largest Shiva Lingams.
At the entrance of this temple, stand the idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman in the form of Dwarpals. This gateway also has elaborated embellishments that have been intricately carved out. The instances of the original temple are seen on the huge pillars of this temple. Popular festivals held at this temple include Shivratri, which is celebrated twice every year.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
At approximately 15 km away from Tezpur, you’ll find the nearest airport at Sonitpur district called the “Saloni Airport”. There are several flights that connect Saloni Airport to Guwahati, Jorhat and Kolkata. There are flights, in and out, from Sonitpur to Guwahati on a daily basis; and 3 flights per week to Kolkata and Jorhat. You can connect to these cities and reach Sonitpur by flight, after which it is an easy journey to reach Tezpur by cabs or buses.
Tezpur has been connected with a railway station called Rangapara North Railway Station. There are several local trains and express trains that ferry through this railway station on a regular basis. You can even avail trains from Guwahati to reach the cultural city of Assam.
The roads of Tezpur are well-connected to main cities like Guswahati, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sibsagar, Siliguri and many more. There are several buses, both private and state run, which offer transportation services from the main cities of Assam and West Bengal to Tezpur. For local transportation, you can avail shuttle cars, auto-rickshaws, buses that ply on road for hire.
Mahabhairab, Tezpur, Assam 784001