The Bagheshwari temple is a Hindu pilgrimage site. It is situated in the southern part of Bongaigaon, Assam. Bagheshwari temple is one of the oldest of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Maa Parvati. It has its historical importance and is dedicated to the Goddess Bagheshwari.
The Temple surrounded by the Birjhora Tea estate and beautiful hills covered with greenery. There is also a garden and a small artificial lake fed by a perennial stream.
This place will evoke your spirituality, and you will feel calmness and peace, and you can feel the presence of the Goddess.
According to Hindu mythology of this place, the Trishul of Maa Durga fell when Lord Vishnu cut her body into pieces with his chakra to calm down lord Shiva. Hence this place became one of the Shaktipeeth.
Bagheshwari temple is one of the most visited tourist spots in Assam. There is also an ancient temple of Lord Shiva on Bagheshwari Hill. The Shrine inside a stone cave is flanked on either side by another two temples, one is the Bagheshwari Devi temple, and another one is the Baba Tarak Nath temple.
The architectural design of the temple is magnificent.
The temple has great importance during the Durga puja, especially on the day of Maha Ashtami. On this day, buffaloes are sacrificed, and devotees from several parts of Assam visit this temple. It is one of the biggest festivals of Assam after Bihu.
The festival of Chaitra Navratri, Ashwin Navratri, and Diwali also celebrated with great pomp and devotion.