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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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Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

As a free rendering has it: Brahma was to create a mountain out of the ashes of Kesi, the burnt demon, to deliver him from the sin of ignorance and arrogance. The mountain should be of mode rate size, being neither too high nor too low. It should also be covered with edible grass for cattle all over. Brahma’s sin would be reduced in proportion to the quantity of the grasses grazed by cattle. And the spot wherefrom. The gods propitiated the Devi for the destruction of demon Kesi, there was springing up in their very presence a yoni circle out of her own creative energy and it should be regarded as the source and origin of all things. In future, Brahma should create after having contemplated the Yoni. But just then Brahma was debarred from seeing the Yoni until by his penance and purification he had brought down a luminous light from the sky and placed it on the Yoni circle. For his good as well as for the good of the whole world she had created the Yoni circle and placed it in Kamarupa."17. As per the directions of Devi, Brahma created a mountain called Govardhana (cattle nourisher) and planted a tulasi there.

There are also legends associating Siva and Naraka with the construction of the temple on the place where the genital organ of Sati fell. According to Puranic legends, Kama, the Indian Cupid, was sent by the gods to put an end to Siva’s mourning after the death of his consort, Sati, and to awaken in him again the passion of creation. At this Siva grew furious and Kama was burnt to ashes by the angry glance of the great god. Rati, the wife of Kama, prayed to Siva that her husband be brought back to life. On his being pacified, Siva brought Kama back to life shorn of all his original grace and beauty.


17. B. Kakati; The Mother Goddess Kamakhya, pp. 37-38.

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