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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
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Andhrapradesh
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Tamilnadu

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

It is noteworthy that of these seven pithas, no less than three are in Kamarupa. The Yogini Tantra says that different pithas were considered especially sacred in different Yugas and Kamarupa burst in to prominence in the Kali Age:

Uddiyanauya devesi pradurbhavah kritayuge

Purnasailasya Sambhutistretayuga mukhebhavat

Dvapare Jalasailasya Kainakhya sa Kalau Yuge

Ghorasya Kalipapasya Vinsaya mahesvari.

The fact that the Puranas and the Tantras have given much prominence to Kamarupa pitha alone suggests that Kamarupa became unrivalled centre of Tantric worship by absorbing the popularity of their Yoni-tirthas of ancient India at a fairly early   date."15

By the time of the compilation of these texts pilgrimage had grown all over the province from Karatoya to Brahmakunda. These sacred places are very ingenuously described by the author of the Kalika Purana in alluding to the visit of Betala and Bhairava in Kamarupa. Every river, spring or hill was considered to be holy and seat of gods and goddesses.


15. D. C. Sircar, The Saktapithas, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Letters, Volume XIV, No. 1, 1948, P. 15.

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