The place is revered both by the Hindus and the Buddhists of the region. The idol inside the temple is that of Lord Vishnu which resembles Lord Jagannath of Puri. The Buddhist monks believe that Buddha received his incarnation here and the idol inside resembles that of Buddha. The temple is located on a hill which is known by the name of Manikuta. The temple is divided into three parts.
Inside the complex of the temple there is a flight of steps which leads to the Garbhagrisha containing the idol of the deity. The entrance to this shrine is made from four blocks of granite. Another beautiful part inside the temple are two stone screens which are cut in the form of lotus flowers. In the exterior of the temple one can find sculptured figures of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
The trip to this temple was a fascinating beginning to our Assam trip. We were very thrilled after visiting this wonder of a temple. after this we headed for our next place which was the academic complex of IIT Guwahati, one of the premier institutes of our nation.