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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
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Bihar
Somanatha

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

The Tantric rituals in there debased form. Were practised in Assam prior to the Vaisnava revival. In the mediaeval period, some of the Ahom monarchs also patronised Saktism. However, during this period the cult of Sakti was mostly supported by the aristocracy.

But when it came to be associated with magic and charm a large section of people came under its influence. Its importance was further increased when the idea that an adept could perform miracles gained ground. Inscriptions are, on the whole, silent about the Sakti worship in Assam, although some references are there in the inscriptions of Vanamala and Ratnamala to the temples of Kameswari Mahagauri and Mahagauri Kameswari.

The heyday of Saktism in Assam which began in the mediaeval period lasted down to the 18th century. Yogini Tantra gives accounts of mantras, Sadhana (evocation of the Deity), Pujana (worship), Puraskriya (preparatory rite), Mudra, Bali, Honta, Dhyana, Stotra and Kavaca (charm).

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