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Shiva Dole

Shiva Dole


In the Heart of Sivasagar Town.


One of the tallest Shiva(Hindu God) temple in the world. Built 300 years back. Center of attraction for all tourists for its gigantic architectural and religious values. Maha Shivaratri is the most celebrated puja of this temple. Thousands of devotees come to the temple in the Shivaratri. Another attraction is 'Hare Krishna' kirton in the month of 'Shawan'.

The word 'Dole' means temple in Assamese. All the three were built by Queen Ambika, wife of King Shiva Singha, in the year 1734. It is not only one of the most sacred place in North-East India, also the beauty of the place beyond words with three temples standing tall by the bank of a large pond 'Sivasagar Tank'. Shiva Dol is 180 feet tall and 195 feet in diameter. It is caped seven feet high large Golden Dome, called 'Kolosi', on the topmost part of the dole. The walls of the temple are sculptured with statues of numerous Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The other two great doles in the same campus are Vishnu Dole and Devi Dole.
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The great Siva Dole of Sivasagar

Shiva Dole is pride of not only Sivasagar but also of whole Assam. This giant temple is located few feet higher than the normal town level. It is visible from most of the corners of the small town, that adds real charm to the whole town. Every year these temples attract many national and international tourists to the town.

Unlikely any other popular Hindu Temple across India, Shive Dole carries less crowded and very calm ambience. The temple is a real place of religion and peace.

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Another view of Great Shiva Dole

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Golden Kolosi of Shiva Dole

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Sculptures on the wall of Shiva Dole

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