Vashistha Ashram, Dispur

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The Vashistha Ashram is one of the important pilgrimages in Guwahati. The Ashram was built by the Ahom King, Raja Rajeswar in the second half of the 18th Century. The ashram is situated in the confluence of three rivulets – Sandhya, Kanta and Lalita. It is located on the Sadhaychal Hills.

According to popular belief, it is said that a dip into the waters’ passing by the Ashram washes away one’s sins and enhances a person’s life. It is also believed that the Ashram has come in connection with the famous Sage Vashishtha. It is believed that because of his blessings, a Daitya (demon) women’s child became the king and later ruled the Ahom region for centuries.

A trip to the Vashistha Ashram is memorable. The grounds are serene and clean and the view of the rivulet is simple beautiful. Tourists can book a private vehicle or board special buses to the Vashistha Ashram.


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