Guwahati Gyan | Viswakarma Temple, Guwahati
The Vishwakarma Temple, located at the foothill of the Nilachal Hill is one of the very few temples in the world dedicated to the Hindu ‘architect’ god, Lord Vishwakarma.
Established in 1965, it is a one-of-its-kind in the entire northeast. It was constructed sometime between 1959 and 1960 alongside the first motorable road to Kamakhya temple.
As per information, as portions of the foothill of the holy Kamakhya Hill had to be blasted during the construction of the road, the people proposed the establishment of the idol in order to please the angry Gods. The temple was constructed by Late Mahabir Prasad Dhirasaria, one of the three contractors of the road and the land was donated by Late Pt. Bhabakanta Sharma.
On the day of Vishwakrma Puja, that is on September 17 ever year, hundreds of devotees throng the temple seeking blessings. The temple also regularly sees devotees from across the country.
The exact address of the temple: Mahapurush Damodardev Path, Kamakhaya Gate, Nursery, Guwahati, Assam 781009.