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Hindu Books > Temples And Legends of India > Temples And Legends Of Assam > Suryaruins

Sri Surya Ruins Introduction

Sri Surya Pahar is situated at a distance of some seven miles by the Dobapara road from the town of Goalpara, the head- quarters of the modern district of Assam. Of all the ruins in the Goalpara district, the ruins of the Sri Surya Pahar hills occupies a significant place both in the religious and the artistic history of Assam.

Rightly called ‘a picture gallery of the archaeological remains’ here one comes across sculptural representations belonging to the three sects of Hindus, Saivism, Vaisnavism and Saktism. At the foot of the hill and covering the extensive area are found a good number of Siva Lingas cut out of granite stone. As a local tradition has it, there were about 99,999 lingas and these were established with a view to make this town a second Kasi.

1. J.A.R.S-Vol. XIV, p. 111.

2. Ibid; Vol. H., No, I., p. 11.

Author - H.V.Sreenivasa Murthy And B.K. Barua

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