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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

The places where pieces of Sati’s body fell are said to have become pithas i.e., sacred places for worship of the goddess in her different forms and as much of the eastern land as was covered by wandering Siva with Sati’s body on his shoulder should be regarded as sacrificial land (Yajnodaka desah). The early Puranas and the Tantras, how ever, make mention only of the four important pithas (catus pitha). For example,’ the Buddhist work the Hevajra Tantra, a fairly early work of the 8th century A.D. mentions

(1) Jalandhara, (2) Odiyana, (3) Purnagiri and (4) Kamarupa. The Kalika Purana also refers to this traditional list of catus pitha, namely,

(i) Odra, seat of goddess Katyayani and Jagannatha, in the west, (ii) Jala saila, seat of the goddess Candi and God Mahadeva, in the north, (iii) Purna or Purnasaila (Purnagiri), seat of goddess Purnesvari and god Mahanatha, in the south, and (iv) Kamarupa, seat of Kamesvari and Kamesvara, in the east.

 

 

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