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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
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TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

The Kalika Purana and the Yogini Tantra enjoin blood sacrifices and various esoteric rites. The ritual consisted of human sacrifices, which is horribly superstitious. Its essential feature is known as Pancha Tattva or the five elements, the Panca Makaras, the five M’s, because they begin with that letter, namely, Madya ‘, (wine). Mamsa (meat), Matsya (fish), Mudra (parched grain), and Maithuna (copulation).

They also sought salvation through sexual intercourse with women. The Kalika Purana also speaks of Virgin Goddess of beauty and sex. In the selection of Virgin no caste distinction was observed. "The ambition of every pious follower of this system", says Dr. Bhandarkar, "is to become identical with Tripura Sundari and one of his religious exercises is to habituate himself to think that he is a woman and it ought to be the aim of all to become a woman."7


7. Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems: p. 164.

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