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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

REMAINING OF OTHER IMPORTANT TEMPLES

SRI SURYA RUINS

Introduction

Sri Surya Pahar is situated at a distance of some seven miles by the Dobapara road from the town of Goalpara, the head- quarters of the modern district of Assam. Of all the ruins in the Goalpara district, the ruins of the Sri Surya Pahar hills occupies a significant place both in the religious and the artistic history of Assam.

Rightly called ‘a picture gallery of the archaeological remains’ here one comes across sculptural representations belonging to the three sects of Hindus, Saivism, Vaisnavism and Saktism. At the foot of the hill and covering the extensive area are found a good number of Siva Lingas cut out of granite stone. As a local tradition has it, there were about 99,999 lingas and these were established with a view to make this town a second Kasi.


1. J.A.R.S-Vol. XIV, p. 111.

2. Ibid; Vol. H., No, I., p. 11.

Author - B.K.Barua & H.V.Sreenivasa Murthy

 

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