Sri Surya Pahar is situated at a distance of some seven miles
by the Dobapara road from the town of Goalpara, the head- quarters of the modern district
of Assam. Of all the ruins in the Goalpara district, the ruins of the Sri Surya Pahar
hills occupies a significant place both in the religious and the artistic history of
Rightly called a picture gallery of the archaeological
remains here one comes across sculptural representations belonging to the three
sects of Hindus, Saivism, Vaisnavism and Saktism. At the foot of the hill and covering the
extensive area are found a good number of Siva Lingas cut out of granite stone. As a local
tradition has it, there were about 99,999 lingas and these were established with a view to
make this town a second Kasi.
1. J.A.R.S-Vol. XIV, p. 111.
2. Ibid; Vol. H., No, I., p. 11.
Author - H.V.Sreenivasa Murthy And B.K. Barua