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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

Cari-vastu: Four fundamental principles of Sankarite religion: deva (refuge in Lord or Krishna), nama (glorification of the name of god), guru (acceptance of a preceptor), and bhakat (good company or satsanga).

Carit-puthi: Biography of Vaishnava saint.

Damodariya: Followers of Damodaradeva who established the Brahmana-samhati.

Deka Adhikar: Vice-pontiff of Satra.

Deuri: Distributor of sacred offerings in religious gathering.

Gayan: Officer-in-charge of music and singing.

Guru: Preceptor.

Guru-kar: Tithe: religious tax or contribution.

Hatis: Group of huts.

Karapat: Gateways.

Kevaliya: Celibate monk.

Kirtan-ghar: Prayer-hall, term used mostly in Lower Assam.

Krishna-nac: Form of dance by Krishna.

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