Negheriting Shiva Doul

The Negheriting Shiva Doul is a famous temple dedicated to lord Shiva situated at a hillock of Dergaon in the 37th National Highway in Golaghat district. The actual temple was built in 8th century AD by the Kacharis. But after the demolition of the temple due to some natural calamities it was re built by Ahom Swargadew Rajeswar Singha in 1765. The temple was planned and designed by famous architect Ghanashyam Khonikar. This area is the natural habitat of a bird named Negheri and the name Negheriting comes from the name. This temple is also called “Panchayatana Temple” as four gods are present namely the Vishnu,  Ganesha, Surya and Durga with Lord Shiva at this place. The main temple is sorrounded by the said four temples. A Banalinga of 3 feet in diameter is established in the main temple. The temple is a inhabitant of a sizeable population of Rhesus macaque a species of old world monkey.