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Temples of North Eastern India

Kamarupa Desa or Pragjyotishapura - the ancient lands mentioned in the Indian epics are part of modern day Assam. This land has been the center of Shakti worship for centuries. Also held in reverence here have been the Saivite, Vaishnava and the centers of Sun Worship.

The Kamakhya Devi temple near Guwahati in Assam is revered as one of the Shakti Peethams, and is visited by several, throughout the year. Centers of Shakti Worship: Legends related to Ugra Tara, Kamakhya and the Hatimura temples and Shakti worship in Assam. The Surya Pahar temple situated amongst several archaeological remains in Goalpara in Assam is an ancient center of sun worship.
The ancient name Pragjyotishapura refers to the region as a center of astrology. The ancient Navagraha temple is located in the vicinity of Guwahati. The ancient Negriting Shiva Temple near Golaghat was held in great regard by the Ahom rulers of Assam. The Ashvakranta Temple is related to the legend of Krishna vanquishing the demon Narakasura.
The Hayagriva temple enshrines Vishnu. Seen here are sculptures of the Dasavataras wherein Buddha is portrayed as one of the incarnations of Vishnu. The Umananda Temple at Bhasmachala or the hill of ashes is said to symbolize the site where Shiva burnt Kaama the God of desire to ashes. A pointer to the various temples and Satras of North East India.