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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

TAMRESVARI

Her temple was at Sadiya and she was called Tamresvari Devi (the goddess of the copper temple). Dr. Kakati considers that she is the same goddess as Dikkaravasini whom the Kalika Purana describes as the presiding deity of north-eastern Assam.

The goddess Dikkaravasini has two forms Tiksna Kanta (dreadfully attractive) and Lalita-Kanta (gracefully attractive). Tiksna Kanta is black, potbellied and with one lock of matted hair (Eka-jata). She is also called Ugratara. Her attendants are Bhaga, Subhaga, Camunda, Karala, Bhisana, and Vikala-all dreadful names.

She is to be worshipped in general like goddess Kamakhya, but her most delectable offerings consisted of strong spirituous liquor, human sacrifice, modaka, flesh, curry, coconuts and sugarcane. These sacrifices were offered both on regular occasions and also to avert calamities, such as cholera, small pox, etc.

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