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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

We have noted earlier how his curses led to the downfall of the Naraka dynasty and decline in importance of the goddess Kamakhya. There is also a legend that connects Vasistha with the origin of the Ahom kings.

The story goes that Vasistha used to do his sandhya in a stream near about his hermitage. One day, God Indra with his queen Saci and other heavenly women came down from heaven and began carry- ing sports with them in the same stream. As a result of this amorous sports the water of the stream became impure, At this the sage grew wroth and cursed Indra saying that he would have sexual inter- course with a daitya woman.

Indra was at once transformed and had sexual commerce with a woman. He, however, granted a boon to that woman saying that the son in her womb would become a king. He was the progenitor of the Ahom dynasty. This story has been differently repeated in different chronicles.'25


25. The Mother Goddess Kamakhya, p. 33.

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