|The lintel of
the stone doorframe in the public park also belongs to the same period and most probably
to the same building. It is divided into two different parts. The upper part represents
five miniature temples with phallic emblems of Siva in each of them.
In the lower part we see a continuation of the ornamentation on the
jambs, viz., two vertical bands containing meandering creepers and two others consisting
entirely of rosettes which turn an angle and are continued on the soffit of the lintel. In
the center of the lower part of the lintel is a small niche containing a miniature of
Ganesha. It appears from the nature of the carvings that the temple to which these three
architectural specimens belong was erected late in the tenth century A.D. The length of
the lintel is 6' 10" and the breadth 1' 5 1/2.
"The second group of sculptures at Tezpur consists of specimens from a massive,
temple on the ruins of which the office of the Deputy Commissioner has been built. On each
side of the entrance of the Planters' Club at Tezpur lie the door sill and the lintel of
the principal entrance to the enormous temple. The size of the lintel enables us to
determine the size of the door-frame and consequently of the principal entrance to the
sanctum. The enormous lintel, is 10' 3" in length and 1' 8" in breadth. There
are three raised panels on it, one in, the centre and one on each side and each of them is
divided into a large niche in the centre with a smaller one on either side.