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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

INTRODUCTION

Some present day Assamese writers hold that when the Tibeto-Burman invaders first migrated into these alluvial plains, they were greatly attracted by the abundant natural resources and the unlimited supply of food materials before them. It was for this reason, they say, that the invaders named the country 'Asam' meaning thereby 'peerless' or 'unique'.

There are others who take a longer range of view and say that the name has existed since the first human habitation of the country. Circumscribed as they were, they argue, these first inhabitants used wider appellation when speaking of themselves and said among themselves 'I am the Lord of the land', whence comes the word Aham which in the later ages degenerated into Asam.

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