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Sivasagar Pond
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Bimal Kumar D
By Bimal Kumar D
Sivasagar -The Ancient Capital city of Assam.
Oct 2018
Joydol -The beautiful temple standing alone in the lush green background is known as Joydol on the bank of Joysagar, a manmade lake built in the 1700s. Joydol was built during the reign of Ahom king Rudra Singha (AD 1696-14) and dedicated to Hindu God Lord Vishnu. It somehow reminded me of the Shore Temple of Mahabalipuram near Chennai. Although, the Mahabalipuram temple is much much older and a architectural marvel. The beautiful ambience and peace the peace that serrounds both the temples are similar. The Joy Sagar lake, covering 350 acres of land was built in 1699 by Rudra Singha, the Ahom King in the memory of his mother Joymoti. The placid lake with blooming lotus, the mild winter Sun, the cacaphony of the migratory birds created magic. I stood on the bank and looked at the setting Sun and tried to imagine life a few centuries ago. A strange desire seem to grow slowly, a strange longing and a strong urge to visit ancient places related to your origin....standing on Jerenga Pathar, the field where Joymoti , wife of Gadadhar Singha, the exiled Ahom King, was tortured for 14 days and finally killed (1680), was a humbling feeling. The amazing Talatal Ghar and the underground maze (bhul bhulayia). The legend say there exist an underground tunnels that opens near the Dikhow river, an escape route in case of a war. The tree lined metaled road finally lead to the Ahom Capital of Joy Sagar.The sprawling structure multistoried (with several floors underground) is breath takingly amazing. The greenery extended into the horizon, the brick and mortar structures still stood strong built by Rudra Singha, son of Gadadhar Singha. Standing on this vast expanse of this beautiful land, one wished if the bricks and the stones could tell a story.Rang Ghar, the royal sports Pavilion of Ahom King was built in 1744-1750 by King Pramatta Singh. The magnificent double storied monument looks majestic, the open vistas spreads into the horizon. All kind of sports including Buffalo/Bull fight took place on the foreground. The rising moon in the evening sky looked perfect for a beautiful portrait of this magnificent royal stadium. The history one had grown up with, the stories of valour and glory of one,s forefathers are all relived here in this beautiful land.

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Jajabor
Guwahati, India1,473 contributions
Big Man Made Pond
Aug 2018 • Business
A must see big man made water pond . The history of constructing these ponds are very interesting as its unique in comparison with others. Anyone visiting Sivasagar must visit and try to take a walk around the pond.
Written March 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bimal Kumar D
New Delhi, India130 contributions
Sivasagar -The Ancient Capital city of Assam.
Oct 2018 • Solo
Joydol -The beautiful temple standing alone in the lush green background is known as Joydol on the bank of Joysagar, a manmade lake built in the 1700s. Joydol was built during the reign of Ahom king Rudra Singha (AD 1696-14) and dedicated to Hindu God Lord Vishnu. It somehow reminded me of the Shore Temple of Mahabalipuram near Chennai. Although, the Mahabalipuram temple is much much older and a architectural marvel. The beautiful ambience and peace the peace that serrounds both the temples are similar. The Joy Sagar lake, covering 350 acres of land was built in 1699 by Rudra Singha, the Ahom King in the memory of his mother Joymoti. The placid lake with blooming lotus, the mild winter Sun, the cacaphony of the migratory birds created magic. I stood on the bank and looked at the setting Sun and tried to imagine life a few centuries ago. A strange desire seem to grow slowly, a strange longing and a strong urge to visit ancient places related to your origin....standing on Jerenga Pathar, the field where Joymoti , wife of Gadadhar Singha, the exiled Ahom King, was tortured for 14 days and finally killed (1680), was a humbling feeling. The amazing Talatal Ghar and the underground maze (bhul bhulayia). The legend say there exist an underground tunnels that opens near the Dikhow river, an escape route in case of a war. The tree lined metaled road finally lead to the Ahom Capital of Joy Sagar.The sprawling structure multistoried (with several floors underground) is breath takingly amazing. The greenery extended into the horizon, the brick and mortar structures still stood strong built by Rudra Singha, son of Gadadhar Singha. Standing on this vast expanse of this beautiful land, one wished if the bricks and the stones could tell a story.Rang Ghar, the royal sports Pavilion of Ahom King was built in 1744-1750 by King Pramatta Singh. The magnificent double storied monument looks majestic, the open vistas spreads into the horizon. All kind of sports including Buffalo/Bull fight took place on the foreground. The rising moon in the evening sky looked perfect for a beautiful portrait of this magnificent royal stadium. The history one had grown up with, the stories of valour and glory of one,s forefathers are all relived here in this beautiful land.
Written February 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vinaysmh
New Delhi, India97 contributions
amazing
Jan 2017 • Family
I got surprised with this type of historical place in the lap of nature.
The place is amazing and u must visit once u r in assam .
The locals enjoy a lot in here.
Written December 3, 2017
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Rajani B
651 contributions
Sibsagar town gets its name from this tank
Mar 2017 • Friends
Shivsagar tank is an artificial fresh water tank constructed in 18th Century by Queen Ambika who was the wife of Ahom ruler. This is a very large tank located close to Shiva Dol temple. We went to see the tank after completing darshan in Shivadol temple. The tank has lot of fishes. Maintenance can be improved. We took a stroll around the tank.
Written March 25, 2017
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gauravgoel73
New Delhi, India342 contributions
good
Apr 2016 • Couples
Sivasagar, in Assam or the ‘Ocean of Lord Shiva’ is a beautiful place with stunning monuments and epics that describe the Assamese culture and history at the best.
It is well known for its Ahom palaces and monuments. Sivasagar today is also an important centre for the tea and oil industries.
The Jhumur dance and song is one of the prime cultural activities of this district.
The tea gardens not only produce economy but also add to the scenic beauty giving a boost to the tourism industry.
Written September 3, 2016
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Rajesh k
New Delhi, India536 contributions
Enjoy the cool breeze
Dec 2015 • Friends
Shivsagar tank is a man made tank built by Queen Ambika of Ahom Dynasty in 18th century. This tank is located besides the Shivadol temple, which was also constructed by her. The majestic tank is a marvelous piece of Ahom architecture. We visited the tank after completing the darshan at Shivdol temple. The tank is a nice place to enjoy cool breeze. We spent quality time in the peaceful and calm environment around the tank.
Written August 13, 2016
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Purabi D
Jorhat, India512 contributions
Peaceful, naturally beautiful but lacks maintenance
Jan 2016 • Couples
It is a large manmade tank built by Queen Ambika, wife of King Shiva Singha, in 18th century and named after the king. The tank is spread over a large area. The water level of the tank never changes and remains above the level of the town all the time. It is a testimony of technological advancement achieved during the rule of Ahom kings in Assam. On one bank of the tank are the three important temples of hinduism - Shiv dole, Bishnu dole and Devi dole. Besides many offices of district administration are situated on its bank. The lake, also known as 'Borpukhuri' is one of the important habitats of the migratory birds during the winter season. The huge tank and its green surroundings offers a space for walk and also good place to spend some peaceful time. However, the lake and its surrounding area is in dire need of maintenance. With little effort it can be a great tourist attraction
Written January 15, 2016
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traveller09Delhi
New Delhi, India77 contributions
stunning view
Aug 2015 • Business
Recently i was on trip to Sivasagar and visited area near to sivasagar pond. This place is also very good and good view. The shiva temple is very good and unique. The whole area is serene and good to spend the evening
Written August 15, 2015
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abbykoshy
Mumbai, India62 contributions
Humongous Man-made tank
Dec 2014 • Business
Located in the heart of Sivasgar town, this man -made tank depicts hugness in short. Its pristine & still waters is a sight to see. Its a nice walk to just encircle the tank through trees & old buildings
Written June 27, 2015
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Manisha K
Guwahati, India6 contributions
Connect u to the past
It was in the hot month of july that we visited this place. But the cool breeze of the pond took us to a different era, a different place.
One can get an overview of the great Ahom rule by look at the great tank. Sitting in its bank u can keep on imagine how it would have been felt by the Ahom queen to be on the pond in a golden boat.
I dont know how it was for others but for me it is place to sit near and remember the great old Ahom days.
It was fun also being there. We played a lot with the water, had enjoyed the fishes, the view of the devotees....

If u want to See Assam, visit this place :)
Written November 5, 2014
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