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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 KAMRUP DISTRICT

Vaisnavism prevailed in Kamarupa at a time when the Brahmanical culture made considerable progress in the country and as evidence shows, the worship of both Visnu and his incarnations (avaturas), was prevalent in the land from early times. In the Santiparva section of the Mahabharata Visnu is called Pragjyotisa Jyestha.

Harsacarita of Bana describes Bhaskara- varman (7th century A.D.) as belonging to Vaisnava family (vaisnava vantsa). Yuan Chwang, the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim, also states that Bhaskaravarman descended from Nara yanadeva. However, Vaisnavism occupied only a subordinate position in the subsequent centuries and was revived again in the 13th century.

Vaisnavism became the popular religion of the land in the 15th century when Sankaradeva, the founder of the neo Vaisnavism began preaching his Bhakti Cult.  The worship of the incarnation is a significant feature of Vaisnavism and this was introduced into Assam in about the 4th century A.D.

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