Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 

Muradeo Devalaya

District: Udalguri
Geo-coordinates:N 26˚38'44.9", E 91˚58'58.6"

About the Site:

Muradeo Devalaya or Muradeor Devalaya is located in Deorgaon in Kobirali area of Udalguri. The temple is believed to be constructed by king Naranarayan who was the last ruler of the undivided Koch dynasty of Kamata Kingdom. The legend attached to the temple narrates that Ma Kamakhya beheaded the priest named Kendukalai with a slap and the severed head fell at this place which was the birthplace of the priest. Later, the king Naranarayan constructed the temple in memory of his priest.

The Garbhagriha of the temple is built with bricks and a stone door jamb having Ganesha at the lalatabimba. Architectural members such as door jambs depicting a kalasha, flanked by two lions, several Shivalingas, pedestals, amalaka are found at the temple. Human sacrificial swords are also recorded at the temple.