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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

Then Parvati took her seat on the ground, closed her eyes, and reduced her body to ashes by the yogic fire produced internally by abstract meditation on Siva."13

Siva, overcome by grief, destroyed Daksa’s sac rifice"14 and wandered hither and thither in frantic sorrow carrying her dead body on his head. Brahma and other gods grew alarmed and approached Visnu to put a stop to Siva’s penance and save the world from destruction. Brahma, Visnu and Sani then conspired to deprive Siva of his wife’s body and free him from infatuation. These three gods, thereupon, entered into the dead body of Sati and disposed of it limb by limb.

Atha sokavimudhatma vilapan vrsabhadhvajah

Jagama pracyadesamstu skandhe krtva satisavam

Unmattavadgacchatosya drstva bhavam divaukasah

Brahmadyascintayamasuh savabhramsanakarmani

Haragatrasya samsparsacchavo nayam, visirnatam

Gamisyati katham tasmadasya bhramso, bhavisyati

Iti sancintayantaste Brahma visnu- sanaiscarah

Satisavantarvivisuradrsya yogamayaya

Pravisyatha savam devah Khandasaste satisavam

Bhutale patayamasuh sthane visesatah.

(Kalika Purana, Ch. 18).


13. Quoted from Great Women of India, pp. 232-233.

14. "It may be worth mentioning, as a picturesque circumstance, that when the woods on the southern slopes of the Bhutan and Aka hills catch fire in the dry winter season, and can be seen glowing or blazing from great distances, the people to this day assert that the far-off glare against the sky is caused by the rising ashes of Daksa’s interrupted sacrifice." Hasting’s Encyclo- paedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. H, p. 132.

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