[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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 SIBSAGAR DISTRICT

The garbhagriha, a modest structure, contains a large Bana-Linga, which is embedded in the centre of a large flat stone (vedi), on which is carved a number of Siva Lingas. The middle portion of the temple outside contains a number of niches to house some graceful and exquisitely beautiful sculptures. Subsidiary shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Surya, Durga and Vishnu surround the main temple on all the four sides.

Every shrine has a separate portico attached to it. The smaller or subsidiary shrines resemble the main shrine in all the architectural details. The temple has two classes of Thakurs, the Barthakurs and the Patrathakurs. Normally, the Barthakurs worship the deity, but at times of asauch when they are rendered unclean for religious purposes, the Patrathakur worships the deity.

The temple at one time possessed a vast landed property and engaged in its service a large number of Brahmanas, Sudras, musicians, female dancers, potters, etc. But the Burmese invasion in the 19th century upset everything and what remains at present is no more than a few acres of land. **


** J.A.R.S., Vol.VIII, No.I; pp.12-13.

Back ] Up ]

Temples Of Assam
About Sibsagar
Introduction
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
You are Here! Page6

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.