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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

GLOSSARY OF ASSAMESE VAISHNAVA TERMS

Aldhara: Personal attendant of Satradhikar or superior monk.

Athpariya: Officer who keeps vigil at Satra (literally, having the eight stages of a day or night).

Bahar: Temporary camp for Satradhikar during his periodic visit to villages.

Bargit: Devotional songs in classical tunes particularly composed by Sankaradeva and Madhavadeva.

Bayan: Officer-in-charge of instrumental music.

Bhagavati: Ecclesiastical officer engaged in reading and expounding the Bhagavata.

Bhajana: Higher form of ordination.

Bhakat: Monk; initiated disciple.

Bharali: Provision-keeper of a Satra.

Bhawana: Religious theatrical performance.

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

 

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