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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

They say that this was the term applied to them at the time of their invasion of the valley by the local tribes, in token of their admiration of the way in which the Ahom king first conquered and then conciliated them. B. Kakati suggests that "Asama", "peerless", may be a later-day Sanskritisation of an earlier form, "Acham". In Tai Chain means, "to be defeated". With the Assamese prefix a, Asam would mean, "undefeated", "conquerors". If this is its origin, from the people. The name was subsequently applied to the country."

However, another derivation has been suggested."The name (Assam) "observed Baden-Powell, "is most probably traceable to (the Boro) Ha-com. the low or level country".' In this case, it was the country, which gave its name to the people.

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