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Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Temple, Guwahati

Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Temple Overview

The Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Temple near Abhayapuri town under North Salmara Sub-Division, is one of the oldest temples of the state. The historicity of the images are yet to be ascertained. But after a study of the stone carving and modes related to the carved idols, archeologists opine that the temple and images belong to 8th to 10th centuries AD. There are three views advanced as the reason for destruction of the temple .The first view has it that earthquake during the 8th and 10th centuries destroyed the temple and its images, while according to the second view, Kalapahar who revolted against worshipers and priests, destroyed the temple along with other temples and images in the North-East. The third view has it that Burmese(Maan) invaders who camped at Malegarh(Manegarh) hills destroyed the temple along with the idols. But it seems that eartquake has been the prime cause of the destruction of the temple.

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