Devotees of Lord Shiva throng auspicious 'Tilinga Mandir' in Assam's Tinsukia district to offer prayers amid certain restrictions
Guwahati: It's the auspicious month of Shravan, also spelled as Sawan, and is the fifth month in the Hindu lunar calendar. Many Hindus, mainly devotees of Lord Shiva, start fasting every Monday during this month.
The district of Tinsukia in Assam has a unique and sacred temple in a small area known as Bordubi. The town is famous for this temple which is commonly known as Tilinga Mandir or 'bell temple'. The temple's premises boast a banyan tree where hundreds of bells are hung on its branches by visitors from around the globe. The bells are made of brass, copper, bronze and even aluminium.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also has a hidden Shiva Linga beneath the roots of the tree. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the temple authorities have imposed some few regulations that can be seen in the images below:
(Diganta Rajkhowa is a freelance photographer and is the man behind the lens for these photos.)