RELIGIOUS BELIEF AND PRACTICE AMONG THE KHAMTI PEOPLE: A REVIEW ON LAKHIMPUR DISTRICT OF ASSAM

Mr. Palash Chetia, Jyotiraj Doley

Abstract


I intend to analyze the artistic concept of the Khamti people in Assam along with their archaeological which remains in literary sources. In fact, it seems that in the early form of Buddhism had penetrated into this land as early as 3rd century BC and it maintained its hold over this region till a radical change took place in it in the 7th /8th century AD. The first part of the topic will discuss the rulers of Kamarupa did not patronize Buddhism and Kamarupa, though lying close to Bengal, remained free from the influence of the faith. There was the gesture engendered by the genuine feeling, on personal respects, for the foreign pilgrim rather than any pro-Buddhist sentiment on the part of Bhaskarvarman. In the second, Buddhism or its part like Vajrayana prevailed in Kamarupa and that the grants of the period indicate only a change of faith from Saivism to Vaishnavism. Buddhism is flourished both Kamarupa and Srihatta and popular in Assam. Buddhism in ancient Assam was that the faith prevailed in the even before the introduction of Hinduism and Buddhist sites. In forth it will show the important contribution of the Buddhist council was held in Kamarupa. Not only this, it consists of all the points like objectives, review of the paper, need to study with historical understandings. In the last part of the topic, some new conclusion is drawn at the end.

Keywords


Demographic apparatus, Economic status, their social formation and Buddhist Culture etc.

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