Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum


Tamreshwar Devalaya

District: Udalguri
Geo-coordinates:N 26˚34'977, E 91˚48' 121

About the Site:

Tamreshwar Devalaya is one of the most important archaeological sites of Assam, located in Deuriapara in Khoirabari of Udalguri district. The site has a brick-built mandapa with a floor of stone, large number of sculptures, temple ruins, architectural members, pillars, a water tank known as Gajhidhowa Pukhuri and a Garbhagriha with a Shivalinga. The ruins can be considered as part of one or several temples of the early Medieval period, belonging to 10th to 12th century CE. The copperplate inscription issued by Ahom king Gaurinath Simha (1780-1795) records the land grant given to Rudreshwar and Tamreshwar Devalaya.

It is a protected site by the Directorate of Archaeology, Govt. of Assam. A museum is constructed in the temple premise to display the archaeological remains including door jambs, sculptures, decorated architectural members etc.