[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 KAMRUP DISTRICT

According to some legends Vasistha was initiated into the secrets of the Sakta practices and got spiritual success. But the Kalika Purana is silent about this. It is probable that Vasistha came down to Sandhyacala after he was refused entry into the Kamakhya temple and meditated on Siva. To quote Kalika Purana: -

Ksobhakakhya mahasailadaisanyam parvatottamah

TungasandItyacale nama vasisthe yatra saptavan

Niminamnastu rajarseh sapad brahmasutah pitra

Vasistho hyasarirobhuttacchapacca nimistatha

Tato brahmopadesena virjjane kamarupake

Sandhyacale tapastepe tasya visnurabhuttada

This explains the attachment of a Siva shrine to the hermitage of Vasistha. Many devotees visit Vasisthasrama and take bath in the stream nearby to wash off their sins.The present temple in Vasisthasrama, which is incidentally the last Ahom monument in the neigh bourhood of Gauhati, was built in the second half of the 18th century by King Rajesvar Singh of the Ahom dynasty. In its plan and other architectural features this modest temple closely resembles the other temples in the region.

Back ] Up ]

Temple Of Vasistha

About Vasishtasrama

Introduction
Page1
You are Here! Page2

[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.