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Agnigarh Hill, Tezpur

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Agnigarh is a hillock located in Tezpur, Assam, India. In Hindu mythology, it is the site of the fortress which was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The name itself is derived from the words 'Agni' and 'garh' in Sanskrit.MythologyLegend has it that this fortress was surrounded by fire at all times so that nobody could go in or out of the perimeter without permission. Usha fell in love with Aniruddha in her dreams, not knowing who he was. Her companion Chitralekha identified him by painting his portrait from Usha's description. Chitralekha Udyan in Tezpur also known as 'Kol Park,' the biggest park in Tezpur, is named after her. Chitralekha was not only an artist but one possed with mystical powers. Anirudddha was Krishna's grandson and Usha, the daughter of an Asura king, therefore was no way any side would consent to their love. She flew one night and brought Aniruddha to Usha's place while he was still sleeping, using her powers. When Aniruddha opened his eyes and saw Usha, he fell in love immediately. However, Banasura was furious on knowing this, and tied him with snakes and imprisoned him. Lord Krishna, however had agreed for their marriage and had wanted for Banasura to consent for the same. Banasura was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and as a boon had asked him and his entire family to guard the gates of his city, Tezpur. He therefore was not at all scared by Lord Krishna's wrath. A war ensued between the Hari (Lord Krishna and his followers) and the Hars (Lord Shiva and his followers), rivers of blood flowed and the city was named Tezpur (City of Blood). Both sides were nearly wiped out and a final battle followed between Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna, Lord Brahma requested both of them to stop the war by putting him between them. A discussion followed in which Lord Krishna made Lord Shiva see that Banasura was acting wrongly in imprisoning his grandson, and had even disrespected Lord Shiva himself in asking him and his family to be his gate keepers. Lord Shiva agreed, and Banasura was brought. Fearing his life he immediately agreed to the marriage.
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  • A historical place at the riverside of mighty brahmaputra. Shows an ancient connection of this place with mainland India. Nice place to spend with family.  more »
  • The place is good to visit in tezpur. It is aon the river bank of bramhputra. The place is on a high point from where we can see a big river. The view from this place is very attractive.  more »
  • I went to Agnigarh Hill. In the district of Tezpur, Assam, there is a hillock on the bank of the River Brahmaputra called Agnigarh hill. The place is well known for the mythological romance associated...  more »
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  • Well maintained garden at the hill. One can see the beautiful view of Brahmaputra from the hill top. Park also depicts the religious stories of this place through various statues.
  • A beautiful place situated near the town.. You can see more or less the entire tezpur from Agnigarh.. Moreover you can also have a view of the Mighty Brahmaputra and the Kaliabhumura bridge.. Do visit it..
  • Agnigarh park is very huge and beautiful park. You can enjoy boating here, canteen also available inside.
  • Agnigarh hill is a tourist spot as name suggests it is a historic place. This is ticketed place and Brick paved steps are made to climb up to top of hill. Beautiful green view can be observed. As described in the information you will not find in real any historical or Archaeological items. The hill is surrounded by Brahmputra river in side which enhance hillic panoramic view. For time pass you can visit. There is tea shop on top but apart from that you will not find anything.
  • Agnigarh is a Natural Park with Beautiful sceneries where on can go & spend some beautiful moments with family & friends

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