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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

Saj-tola: Officer who collects contributions from disciples.

Samhati: Sect. The four principal Samhatis are: Brahma-Samhati, Kala-Samhati, Nika-Samhati and Purusa-Samhati.

Saran: Initiation.

Satra: Monastery.

Satradhikar: Head of Satra; pontiff.

Sisya: Laity.

Singhasana: Wooden throne standing on four carved lions; sacred text is placed on it for worship.

Sravani: Devotees especially appointed to listen to reading and expounding of sacred texts at services.

Than: Sacred place; Satra.

Thapana: Altar; place set up for worship.

Udasin: Unmarried; celibate.

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