Lalmati Duramari Ganesh Temple is located in Bongaigaon District and is considered to one of the oldest temples in Assam. The temple lies on the Khagrapar Hill near Abhayapuri.
Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Temple is considered as one of the oldest temples of Assam and is situated near Abhayapuri town. This temple has an idol of Lord Ganesha and other gods like Lord Jagannath and Lord Mahadev.Historical and Antiquarian Department of Assam discovered the remains of this temple, following which an excavation work was undertaken. After a study, archaeologists concluded that the carvings, images and idols of the temple belonged to 8th the 10th centuries AD. Historically, there are various reasons for the destruction of this temple and one of them is earthquake. It is also believed that some Burmese invaders destroyed the images and idols of the temple.
How To Reach Abhayapuri
The Nearest airport is at Guwahati.
Abhayapuri Railway Station is managed by the North East Frontier Railways.
Surrounded by natural forests and hills, it is located on the National Highway 31, about 200 km west of Guwahati.
Lalmati Duramari Ganesh Temple,
Abhayapuri, Bongaigaon District,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M