In 1753 AD, the King Rajesvar Singh who built the Navagraha Temple also excavated a tank at a little distance from the temple so that the temple goers might have an easy and perennial supply of water. The tank being named as "Silpukhuri", continues to be with full of water as it was when it was first excavated and supplies water daily to the needy.
A stone inscription is fixed on the walls of the temple and it records the construction of the same by "Tarun Duarah", under the orders of King Rajesvar Singh. The temple was consecrated to the Navagrahas in 1674 Saka Era (1752 AD). K. L. Barua thinks that this temple is the origin of the name Pragjyotisapura or "the City of Eastern Astrology" as Assam was called in the early period.
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