Madan Kamdev Temple, Assam

Located in the Kamrup district in Assam, a state in India, The Madan Kamdev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built between the 9th - 10th century AD. It was built by the Kings of Kamarupa of the Pala Dynasty. According to the history or legend, it is said that Lord Shiva burnt the God of Love - Madan who was reborn in the town, hence the name Madan Kamdev Temple. The river Mandankuri runs through the veins of this town and it can be seen from the temple.

The ruins of the temple are scattered across the town and archaeologists even found 12 other temples apart from Madan Kamdev Temple in the town. The stone carvings and wall carvings of idols were also found in these temples and they were dated back to the 12th century, as analysed by the archaeological team. Parvati Guha (Parvati Cave) is also located near Madan Kamdev Temple and the statues of Lord Bhairav, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Saraswati and statues of other animals were also found in this temple. This archaeological site is an important and a significant one and people from many parts of the country and some from even abroad too visit this place.

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Madan Kamdev Temple open at 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM

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