The Negheriting Shiva Doul is located on a hillock nearly one and a half km north of the National Highway 37 in the Golaghat district of Assam. The temple was first built by the Kacharis during the 8th – 9th centenary AD. However, it was damaged many times in natural catastrophes and the existing form of the temple was built by the Ahom king Rajeswar Singha. The magnificently adorned Shiva Doul is adjoined by four small Douls in the four corners. The Shiva Doul includes the ‘Bana linga’ that is around 3ft in diameter, whereas, the tinier douls are dedicated to Ganesh, Vishnu, Durga, and Surya.
Puja and Festivals
The most notable festival observed in this temple is Mahashivaratri, which befalls in the month of Phagun, a fortnight before Holi (usually a moonless night in February or March). Mahashivaratri is a commemoration of the union of Bhagwan Shiva with Parvati. On this day, thousands of devotees come to offer fruits, flowers, and bel leaves on the Shivalingam.