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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

At about this time there was a class of persons called Bhogis, who were voluntary victims of a Goddes’s named Ai who dwelt in a cave and announced from time to time that the Goddess had called them. When She did so, they were treated as  Privileged persons and were allowed to (to whatever they liked. Every woman was at their command. But they were killed when the annual festival came round."12

As a frontier region Assam appears to be a veritable asylum for all kinds of uncanny beliefs and superstitions. Since early times the province happened to be a meeting ground of the Austria, Dravidian, Aryan, and Sino-Tibetan speakers, and thus the aboriginal beliefs, cults, and myths of these races and tribes mingled together as if in a witch cauldron and formed the foundation of the orthodox religion of the Tantras.

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About Kamrup District

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