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Temples & Legends of Assam
Index Of Assam Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author's Introduction
Introduction Kamakhya
Asvakranta Vasisthasrama
Umananda Ugra Tara
Sukresvara  The Navagraha
Hajo Dah Parbatiya
Sib Sagar Tamresvari
Sri Surya Ruins The Hatimura Temple
The Satras-I The Satras-II
The Satras-III The Barpeta Satra
Majuli Satra Glossary
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

ASVAKRANTA

Introduction

The temple of Asvakranta, situated in North Gauhati, is an important Vaisnava shrine. It is just opposite to Gauhati and a visitor can go there by motor boats that are available at Suklesvar Ghat (Gauhati).

Asvakranta means ‘ascended by horses’. It is here that Sri Krishna camped with his army before he defeated and killed Naraka. We have already referred to the Naraka legend and how he was placed as the kings of Pragjyotisa by Visnu. At first Naraka was pious and ruled his country righteously. But soon he became friendly with Bana, king of Sonitpur, a Saivite king who had become all powerful by propitiating Siva.


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

 

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