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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 TEZPUR DISTRICT

The lintel consists of a separate piece in which the lower part bears the first three bands of the jambs. The fourth band, the pilaster appears to support an architrave bearing on it five caitya windows of two different types: (a) a trefoil in which all three arcs are of the same size; there are three caitya windows with such medallions, one in the centre and two near the ends; (b) also trefoils in which the upper are is larger than the two arcs on the sides. The central medallion of these five contains a seated figure of Siva as Lakulisa.*2

The ruins have revealed some best sculptural specimens. Among them we may first mention the ceiling slab which bears the carving of an embossed lotus (visva padma)*3. The second vessel of the visva padma bears in relief the figure of a vidyadhara holding a scarf or a necklace with both hands and hovering in the sky as if to make obeisance to the deity below.

His legs are so arranged as to be symmetrical with the circular course of the seed-vessel, a feature generally met with in Gupta and Pala sculptures of Bengal. While the facial type is local,the decorative and anatomical details of the vidyadhara recall late Gupta and Pala features*4. A high crown (kirita-mukuta) with a frontal coronet adorns his head, perforated patra-kundala are seen in the ears while his under-garment reaching the ankles has an elegant central tassel.


*2. The Age of the Imperial Guptas.

*3.T.N.Ramachandran: Explorations in Assam, A.R.A. S.I., 1936-37, p.58

*4. A.R.A.S.I., 1936-37, p.58.

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