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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

After sometime, a seventh son was born to Chand Sadagar and Soneka and was named Lakhindara. When he grew up, Lakhindara was married to a very accomplished girl named Behula or Beula. As it was predicted by the astrologers that Lakhindara would be bitten to death by a snake on the very marriage night, his father got erected a house of iron (called Meraghara) without a hole in it and made the couple to live.There in, In spite of all these precautions, Lakhindara was bitten to death by a snake on the bridal night. The snake was no doubt commissioned to do this ghastly act by Manasa.

Beula, however, re solved to bring her husband back to life at all risks and would not part with his body. In the next morning, she got a raft made, and set it afloat on the river with the body of her husband. The raft went on and on for many days and nights and men, animals, spirits and goblins attempted on the way to frighten and dissuade her from her resolution. Nothing could however move her and alone she drifted in the midstream till the raft stopped on the shore. Near the place where the raft stood was Neta, a washerwoman of the gods. Beula got down on the bank and collected a pile of wood to burn herself on a pyre with the skeleton of her husband.

Neta saw it and prevented the woman from the act of immolation. Thereupon, Beula narrated the story of her misfortune hearing, which Neta promised to take her into the presence of Siva. Beula was taken to Siva, and she propitiated the great god with dance and music. Siva was pleased and restored to life Lakhindara and his six brothers. Beula, with her husband and brothers-in-law, returned happily to Campakanagara. On her return, Beula entreated Chand Sadagar to pay offerings to Manasa. Chand Sadagar agreed to do so only with his left hand.

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