The Umananda temple is situated on a little island on the Brahmaputra waterway. The island is called Peacock Island and maybe is the littlest waterway island on the planet. To visit this spot you should take a ship ride from the banks. There is a little slope on the island shielding the sanctuary to be specific, Bhasmacala. Siva is said to have lived here as Bhayananda. As per the Kalika Purana, to start with of the creation Siva sprinkled fiery remains (bhasma) at this spot and conferred learning to Parvati (his consort). It is said that, when Siva was in contemplation on this hillock, Kamadeva intruded on his yoga and was thusly smoldered to fiery debris by the flame of Siva's outrage and subsequently the hillock got the name Bhasmacala. The sanctuary of Umananda was implicit 1694 A.D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the request of King Gadadhar Singh.