Sivaratri, Sivadoul

The Sivadoul (doul means temple in Assamese) is believed to be the tallest Shiva temple in India. Its height is 104 feet (32 m) and the perimeter is 195 ft (59 m) at the base. It is capped by an eight feet high golden-dome. Each year during the Sivaratri, a huge mela (fair) is organised in the temple ground and pilgrims from all over India arrives here to offer puja.
The Sivadoul stands on the bank of Borpukhuri tank in the heart of Sivasagar, Assam.It was built in 1734 by Ambika, queen of Ahom king Swargadeo Siba Singha. The tank is situated in the heart of the town but the water level is above the level of the town.
Attraction of Sivaratri mela sivasagar are handicrafts, food items, crockery, cutleries, knives etc. Lots of decorative products, Home needs etc are also found which are made by local people.
Large number of people including foreign tourist visit the Sivadol SivaTemple and attending mela organised for the purpose.

sivaratri at sivadoul..

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