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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

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

Yadavaprakasa (c 1000 A.D.) in his Vaijayanti mentions Pragjyotisa and Kamarupa (Pragjyotisa Kamarupa pragjatika). Rajasekhara (c 900 A.D.) refers to Pragjyotisa as a country and   Kamarupa as a mountain. The Jain lexico-grapher, Hemachandra (c. 1200 A.D.) says, "the Pragjyotisas are Kama rupas." Purusottama also states that Pragjyotisas is Kamarupa. Yasodhara (c. 1300 A.D.), the author of the Jayamangala commen- tary on the Kamasutra places Kamarupa as a country of the eastern region (gauda Kamarupa- kah pracyavisesah).

The Manjusri-mula-kalpa puts it near the Himalayas. In some of the later Purana  the name appears in a different context. The Siva Purana states that in Sahyadri there was a country name   Kamarupa which was conquered by a 'Raksasa named Bhima. Both Vayu and Brahmanda Puranas referring to the mountain Devakuta and their dwellers  mention the Kamarupa Raksasas.  Yuan Chwang called it Ka- mo - lu-p'o. Alberuni called the place Kamru. Mahommedan conquerors referred to it as Kamru or Kamrud.  

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