The beckoning landscape opposite the city of Guwahati, across the mighty Brahmaputra is Uttar Guwahati, A Semi township it is that adores the holy shrine of Lord Doul Govinda at the eastern part historically Well-Known as Raja-Dooar, meaning the king’s gate. The den of the city Guwahati flows down the river leaving North Guwahati alone, a place in quiet solitude.
The Mandir premises a place of divine bliss are of recent construction started in seventies of the last century with donation/contribution from devotees. The location of the Mandir, the Doul and the openhalls with other adjunct sheds is on a strip of high cut out and leveled on the northern slope of the Chandra Bharoti hillock. Whereas the main mandir of the sanctum and the open hall in the front and the Douls to the eastern side are all concrete structures, the second open hall in front of the Douls is of Assam type roof. The Bat-Chora (the gate) and the entire Mandir premises present a graceful look to any visitor bringing about a serence atmosphere to the locality. The campus is a well-laid-out project of the public of Raja-Door in collaboration of other devotees of the old Namghar, Monikut and Doul have come to being with grace of Lord Doul-Govinda.
Pilgrims who travel by road crossing the over the Saraighat bridge see the other side in the west, hillocks all around leaving behind the Nilachal-Bhubaneswari hills with temples of mother – goddess Kamakhya and Bagala Devi and Bhubaneswari thereon. They get only distant view of the sights to the east that are seen by one who crosses the river by steamer or boat. It is about the temple of Lord Doul-Govinda at Rajadoor.
The hillock of Manikarneswar stands at the extreme east at the confluence of the tributary of the Brahmaputra where the river is in spate during the rainy season. Barandi as a natural spur against of the fury the hillock Manikarneswar extents its tailbone to the north-east direction to reach the KANAI-BARSHI-BOWA SHEE. Whic is the seat for angling in the river. This site is only three minutes walk from the temples premises. The recently established Anunda Ram Barooah institute of LanguageArt & Culture’ is located close to this rock. This rock of unusual size bears evidence of the military might of this land in a two-line script engraved thereon in local characters in their formative stage, which renders as below: “The Turkis came to Kamrupa and got perished at this spot in the year 1206 AD”. This rock witnessed the victory of the Ahoms against the Moghul aggressions in the first battle on the Barnadi, Two Mohammadan officers Sayed Chana and Sayed Firoz werw taken prisoners and slain by the Ahom generls, the Buragohain (minister) and Barpukhan (Vice-Roy) in co-operation with two other Ahom high-ups and subsequently they got the Rangmohal-Garh (rampart) constructed along the bank os rivulet Fulung since dried up, to the foot hills of Dirheswary hills. This old rampart (Garh) has served north Guwahati and the adjoining villages as an embankment-cum-road till this date.
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