The Janardana Temple can be found on a small hill
in Shukleshwar which is located on a steep that leads to the huge Brahmaputra
river I’m Guwahati. The Janardana Temple is built in reverence of the mighty
God Lord Vishnu. The temple is very beautiful, the backdrop of the Brahmaputra
river and the very green environment of Guwahati further enhances its beauty
and makes it captivating.
The temple is said to have been reconstructed
around the 17th century but the true origin of the temple cannot be recovered from
The shrine is a magnificent fusion both the
Buddhist and the Hindu style of building, The temple adopts design from the two
styles. The walls inside the temple are painted white but not pure white. The
walls also have Carvings on them which represents different Gods.
At the major entrance into the temple, there is a
Buddhist statue and it is a very respected place where Buddhist and Hindu
devotees come to worship and meditate. The room for praying is a very cool,
calm and peaceful place compared to.severely other places in the temple. The
serene nature of the Temple and its surroundings is still one of the major
reasons tourists come from far and near to worship and pray.
Information About Janardana Temple
There is a traditional tale often told about the
temple, although it is a myth, it has lived with the people for decades. The
legend says that Lord Buddha is the incarnation of Lord who is also famous as
The traditional tale also tells of how Lord
Janardana battled with the ruthless evil Raja Bali masked as Vamana guard the
people from the anger of asuras and defeated him.
The place where the battle was fought became
known as Janardana Tirtha. A Temple was built after sometime and was given the
name – Lord Janardana Temple.
Perfect Time to Visit the Temple
If you want to bask in the beauty of the temple,
the perfect time to visit the temple is either early in the mornings when it’s
sunrise or late evening when it’s sunset. The small hill where the temple is
located is one with a magnificent view early mornings or late evenings, the
view will always leave you breathless.
to Get to Janardana Temple
Transportation in Guwahati is easy because the
city is very well connected, there are buses, taxis and car hire services
available. To get the temple which is located Up the hills of Shukleshwar, when
you get to Paltan Bazaar, take a bus or taxi to the location of the temple. You
can also hire a car to take you straight to the place. The Temple has a main
shrine which is located up the hill. The walk to the main shrine of the temple
is a very short one.