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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Depends on d self evaluation. And once u r in tezpur, hit d road onto dis hill. But if u r a solo rider in Assam, dont try dis place rather google d top ten places in Assam  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Nice place to visit if you have a few spare hours, once in Tezpur, to learn a bit more about myths around the town.  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    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 desc...  more »
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  • July 13, 2017
    The thing one can get here are scenic Brahmaputra, fresh air, a gentle shock in memory when you know the importance of this place in Indian​ cult. Otherwise this place needs some great reforms. The top is same as it was 10yrs before. Wake up Assam tourism department.
  • July 5, 2017
    You can see the beauty of mighty Brahmaputra River from here. And believe me it is one of the coolest place in the town.
  • June 3, 2017
    Must visit place in Tezpur. The view of Brahmaputra from the garden top is magnificent. If you walk ahead of the garden you'll find the Brahmaputra river bank where if lucky you can get a boat ride
  • July 13, 2017
    Famouse tourist spot of tezpur ✌where u can feel the fresh air, u can see the beauty of the Brahmaputra from top view of the garden 💕🙌
  • July 7, 2017
    Very beautiful scenery ..well designed park ....frash air.....love the place...

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