The Ghantiwala temple (The Bell Temple) is a heritage known to a few..Located in Tinsukia district, Assam, this is an abode of Lord Shiva, where devotees ask for their wish in a unique way..by tying a bell on the temple premises.
The corridor to North East is through Kolkata station..Hereafter, two different routes can be chosen to enter into North East India, ‘Guwahati’ or ‘New Jalpaguri’. AC chair car trains are generally available from both these stations. The nearest station to the destination is ‘Tinsukia’ station. From here, a two hours drive towards Rajgarh by road, brings you the temple.
The temple houses an old banyan tree under the roots of which the the the lingam is placed. Hordes of shops with bells outside the temple can be found awaiting as the visitors make their way inside the temple. Although with time, the tree seems to be dying away, but not the spirit of the devotees.
Once you enter the temple, just make a wish and tie the bell at the wall of the temple where the thousands of bells already hang as the people come from all across the country to make a wish to come true.
Once your wish is fulfilled, you must visit again, and untie any of the bells, as a mark of your thankfulness and gratitude towards the Lord for having fulfilled what you asked for.
Got a wish? Then take a trip, tie a bell and ask for it!!! And may your journey bring forth what you seek as you travel this way!!!!
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Lovely! Hope I can make it there someday! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Cheers, Archana – http://www.drishti.co
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By all means you should.. North East India is full of surprises. I keep traveling here quite often and every time I do so, I have a new surprise to see…