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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

Another frieze shows a royal archer shooting a deer couple when in coition. The scene seems to represent, according to T. N. Ramachandran, the Mahabharata story of Pandu, the father of Pandavas, who was cursed to die with his sexual desires ungratified as a result of his having shot a deer couple (really a sage and his wife in the guise of deer) in coition.

A more interesting and complicated dancing figure of the time is recovered from the ruins. Here is shown a sikhara of foliage with amalaka and lotus-bud finial flanked by a god and goddesses both dancing with their legs resting on elephants in turn supported by lotuses. Both the gods and goddesses have four hands holding bow, arrow, rosary and sword (staff) and with perforated patra-  kundala in the ears and a kirti-mukuta on the head with a frontal tiara.*5


*5. Ibid., p.58.

 

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