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.
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.
Another view of Great Shiva Dole
Golden Kolosi of Shiva Dole
Sculptures on the wall of Shiva Dole
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