Deopahar Archaeological Site

Deopahar, meaning ‘the hill of the God’ is an archaeological site and one of the most significant ancient heritages of Golaghat district located in Numaligarh. It spreads over 135 hectares of land consisting of ancient relics, monuments and Shiva temples along with ancient sculptures, coins, temples and bricks of various types. Numaligarh is prominently known as one of the archaeologically rich places of the state because of the historical remains of the ancient temple, sculptures and monuments that were excavated from the top of the Deopahar hillock. Being a popular tourist destinations of Assam it has a protected archaeological park and site-museum under the Directorate of Archaeology, Government of Assam. According to the mythology, this archaeological site was a part of the Kingdom Jarasanda in ancient Assam. Near the site there is situated the Deopahar hill, also known as Deoparvat, which is a part of the Deopani reserve forest. On the top of the hill, there is an ancient stone temple, the construction of which seems to have been incomplete or destroyed by Assam earthquake of 1897.