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TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

" The Bahiristan gives the following account of the Khuntaghat Pargana, a great centre of witchcraft: This place is notorious for magic and sorcery. Thus if a man takes by force a fowl from a ryot, comes to the judge for redress, and if that person is  Refused justice, then the complainant, by means of his magic and sorcery could make the accused produce the voice of a fowl from inside his stomach and thus proves the falsity of the protestation of the accused.

If a Bailiff of the judge stayed at a village in connection with the work of Dihidar or the Pattadar (the tenure-holder of the village), and if in a state of drunkenness he would demand fish with violence in the evening or at mid-night when no fish was available, and persisted in his demand by torturing the ryots, then they would bring some mango leaves (or another tree whose name reads like Lahsura) and breathe on the leaves some words of magic and sorcery.

These leaves would forth with turn into a kind of fish. When these fishes were cooked by him in a state of drunkenness, they would turn into blood. As soon as they were eaten by the Bailiff he would die. Muhammad Zaman (an oppressive revenue officer) was bewitched by some person, so that for two or three days he used to produce sounds of beasts like dogs, cats and other animals of their class, and thus he died.


10. Quoted from M. Neog: Shankaradeva and His Times (unpublished) p. 108.

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