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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

Mahanta: Leader of Satra; usually Sudra.

Mahapurushiya: Sankaradeva's sect.

Mahaprasad: Sacred offerings consisting of pulse, uncooked rice and fruit.

Manikut: Shrine: small house attached to Namghar where sacred text is placed on thapana, or singhasana.

Medhi, Raj-Medhi: Officers who periodically supervise the religious life of the disciples.

Mekhela: Woman's lower garment.

Namghar: Prayer-hall; used mostly in Upper Assam. '

Nam-kirtan: Community singing and praising of god.

Pacani: Officer who collects tithes and contributions from disciples.

Padasila: Foot-prints (of Sankaradeva and Madhavadeva).

Pathak: Reciter of religious texts.

Prasanga: Religious service; matins.

Prasad: Sacred offering.

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