The Ugra Tara Temple rests right at the center of
Guwahati just around the lotaxil Locality.
The temple was built in 1725 to enshrine the
deity of Tara (Devi). The Ahom ruler Siva Singh was responsible for building a
bright religion with strong devoted worshippers in line with its course. The
temple has its own uniqueness unlike other generic temples, it does not have an
The Sanctuary houses a flow of water, which is
pronounced as the Goddess Tara, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is referenced by the village locals .
At the East end of the Ugra Tara Temple, you
would find a shrine along the Jorepokhri vicinity, it has a water tank inside
of it, this tank was said to have survived the surge of a particular earthquake
that destroyed the upper part of the Temple.
The Goddess Ugra Tara is likened to a great idol
and given delicate devotion by the worshippers who often come with offerings
The Goddess Ugra Tara liked to have meat and
liquor as a means of appeasing it, and ever since the time of it existence, the
visitors come with meat and liquor to show their devotion and offering.
Ugra Tara Temple
There are a number of mythical stories this
temple has. The Goddess Sati had herself burnt due to an outright humiliation
that made her father look down on her during a yagna where she showed up at
without being invited.
Her husband the Lord Shiva was so tensed up by
the aftermath that caused am unrest, He carried her and performed tandava on
Then later the Lord Vishnu also helped in cutting
her body with the help of the mighty Ashoka Chakra.
The result of the burn has since then been
unpleasant hence resulting in her having a fallen navel at the instance. The
Ugra Tara Temple was then constructed in her memory later on.
Events happening back then states that the (God
of hell) Yama had complained to the Lord Brahma about the sacredness of the
Kamarupa province having no occupants in hell.
Lord Brahma after hearing from Yama went to Lord
Shiva, who then asked the Goddess Ugra to send away her own people.
She did this but after a while she felt the need
to bring them back home, so she sent her army to bring them. Her army met with the sage
vashistha on its way back and disturbed his meditation. The Sage vashistha was
angered to the extent that he cursed the Goddess Ugra and Lord Shiva.
This led to all the sadhnas giving up on Kamarupa
and people started worshipping the Goddess Ugra. The Buddhist worship the Goddess Ugra Tara.
Time To Visit Ugra Tara Temple
For you to have a memorable trip to the Ugra Tara
Temple, Try visiting the temple during the Durga Puja, this period happens to
be an exciting ceremony which lightens up the temple and the worship is zealous
mostly because the devotees sacrifice Buffalo’s to appease the Goddess.
reach Ugra Tara Temple
There are buses running through the streets in
the state, you can board a taxi for convenience.