Legend has it that the original name of this place was 'Sonitpur' ("sonit" in Sanskrit also means blood).
When the battle between Krishna's army and Lord Shiva, his disciple Banasura's army fought for the rescue of Aniruddha (who was the grandson of Lord Krishna, according to legend) there was so much bloodshed that the place was stained red. The Shiva temples in and around Tezpur shows the love and devotions of King Baanasur for Lord Shiva.
He also desired that Parvati should consider him as her son. Usha one day saw a young man in her dream and fell in love with him. There was a war between Banasura and Krishna in which Banasura was defeated. The ruins of Da Parbatia are an example of the architecture around the 6th century AD.
Bana was a great devotee of Shiva and there are several famous self manifest bana-lingas being worshipped in India. All people, the king of earth, and Devas of heaven were afraid of him. Banasura ruled in present-day central Assam with his capital at Sonitpur (present-day Tezpur). Krishna married Usha with Aniruddha and brought them to dwaraka. Modern Tezpur was founded by the British colonial administration in 1835 as the headquarters of Darrang district.
Tezpur (pron: tezˈpʊə) is a city and Urban Agglomeration and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam in northeastern India.
Tezpur is a fast growing City on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns with a population exceeding 100,000.
It also houses a major base of the Indian Army and Airforce (Salonibari). In 1987 the Kolia Bhomora Setu, over the Brahmaputra, was inaugurated connecting Tezpur to the southern district of Nagaon.
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