Chakreshwar Temple of Guwahati–An offbeat viewpoint away from noise
Not very far away from Kamakhya temple , Chakreshwar Temple in Bhutnath area of Guwahati is another awesome viewpoint where you can spent some time in a peaceful environment.
This beautiful temple is kinda hidden and even many locals do not know about it but this place is worth to be at when in Guwahati.The temple can reached by first reaching the Maharishi Vidya Mandir of Kalipur and then take the road adjacent to this school.The temple is just a few metres away from this school.
At the entrance of this temple you can see the sculptor of Lord Krishna driving the chariot.
The temple is nicely decorated with beautiful engravings on the wall.It is one of the best ancient temples of Guwahati.
Chakreshwar main Temple’s Rock
The main temple of Chakreshwar has a large rock which has an impression of Lord Vishnu’s Chakra (weapon) impression on it.
According to the mythology when Lord Vishnu dismembered Sati's lifeless body his Sudarshana Chakra had struck this rock.
Viewpoint of Chakreshwar Temple
After getting down a few steps from the main temple you will come across this view point from where you can gaze the panoramic view of river Brahmaputra.
There are concrete benches below the trees where you can sit and admire the beauty of the river.
The temple has undergone a sea change and now more statues are being added to enhance the beauty.
River Scale Pillar
There is a vertical pillar surface that serves to indicate the height reached by the Brahmaputra river during floods.
The statue of resting Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi is sculpted on the scale.During monsoon season in Guwahati the water reaches near the feet of Lord Vishnu.
In the same row over the horizon you can also clearly see the peacock island of Brahmaputra river where Umananda Temple is located.