The Buddhist temple is a famous temple in
Nalbari. It is known so much because it is nestled perfectly among natural
beauty. It is located on the foot of the eastern Himalayas. It has the
Indo-Bhutan border towards the north of Nalbari, while the majestic river
Brahmaputra lines the south corner. Its beautiful location is the reason why it
such a popular tourist destination.
Buddhist Temple is situated 30 kilometers away from the main town of Nalbari.
The temple, merely 1 kilometer far from Mushalpur Chowk, is located in
Bangnabari Village. It is said the construction work of the temple was started
by Chhatra Singh in 1965. However, the temple’s construction work was carried
by the Nepalese about 60 years ago. It is also known as Sangdo Palgi Gumba. As
per the sources, Chhatra Singh built a Gumba for the Sangdo Palgi Gumba temple
in 1971. It is said to be the biggest Gumba in Nalbari.
The western part of Assam was segregated into
various geographical divisions. In old times, Western Assam was called Kamarupa
as well. It was also known as Kamrup until British colonies settled here.
Nalbari belonged to the Kamapitha division of Assam. The area in Kamalpitha
became Undivided Kamrup district during colonial and post-colonial era. After
that, Nalbari got a separate identity.
Nalbari is famous for its bamboo- and cane-made
handicraft items. It is a heaven for those tourists who love to buy hand made
items. There is plenty for them to shop here. You will also find good quality
medicinal herbs, exquisite tea and rice. There’s a lot to do here.
at the Buddhist Temple in Nalbari
People visit the Buddhist Temple specifically
when the auspicious festivals of Buddha Purnima and Dhol Purnima are
celebrated. During this time, fairs are organized and visitors flock from all
parts of Assam and nearby places. There is a lot to learn about the history of
the place during these events.
Another famous festival that is celebrated in the
Buddhist Temple is the Raax festival that is observed during winters in
November. It is a good time to visit because one gets to learn a lot about the
culture of Nalbari.
behind Raax Festival
There is an interesting story behind the origin
of Raax Festival. The festival is related to the Raax Leela of Krishna and his
Gopis. During this time, it said the atmosphere became so gentle that Lord
Krishna played his flute, the music of which made Gopis leave their tasks at
hand and follow him.
To Visit Buddhist Temple
It is suggested that tourists visit the Buddhist
Temple from the month of January to June.
Visiting Buddhist Temple
Festivals are a great time to be
here. Visit the place during festivals when it is thronged by thousands of