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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

TEMPLES IN KAMRUP DISTRICT

The curse had the immediate effect. Vedic rites were given up completely. Worship of gods and goddesses including that of Siva ’was conducted according, to vamacara rites. Animals were slaughtered both at the altars of Siva and Tara temples. In fact, Kalika Purana gives an elaborate account of sacrifice on a large scale of animals and human beings.

The sacrificial animals included "birds, tortoises, alligators, fish, nine species of wild animals, buffaloes, bulls, he-goats, ichneurnons, wild boars, rhinoceros, antelopes, iguanas, reindeer, lions, tigers". 26 To this list Yogini Tantra add monkeys. It was also the practice to offer blood drawn from one’s own body. But ordinarily females of all animals are exempted from sacrifice .27

The present temple of Ugra Tara was built by King Siva Singh in 1725 A.D. who had excavated a tank three years earlier. The tank is situated to the east, of the temple and is known as Jorepukhuri. The tank still exists, though the upper portion of the temple was destroyed by the great earthquake. This was however rebuilt by a private citizen.


26. The Mother Goddess Kamakhya, pp. 69-70.

27. Op. Cit.; P. 69.

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