The temple is popularly known as the Kesavanarayan or Joydol Temple (Lat. 26°58’ N Long. 94° 41′ E). It was built during the reign of Ahom king Rudra Singha (AD 1696-14) and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It stands on the eastern extremity of the northern bank of the Joysagar tank which was excavated in memory of his mother Joymati. The temple proper has an octagonal
Garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum adorned by a dome like structure and decorated with honey- comb designs and lotus medallions. The external walls of the main temple are also beautifully decorated with stone plaques richly carved with figures of various Brahmanical divinities including incarnation forms of Vishnu. On the western side a square mandapa is provided. It connected the main sanctum through an
antarala or vestibule.
A small brick structure adjacent to the main sanctum was meant for kitchen house or
bhog-ghar. There are two small temples lying behind the main shrine and are known as Surya and Ganesha temple respectively.
Timings of visit: sunrise to sunset
Entrance fee: Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 15 per
head & Foreigner: Rs.200/-
(Free entry for children below the age of 15)