Deuduar

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Deuduar is a mid-sized village located in the district of Kamrup in the state of Assam in India. It has a population of about 3500 persons living in around 300 households. It is situated almost 30 km away Guwahati .The 31 natioanal highway goes through mid of this village.

History[edit]

In assamese "Deu" means GOD and "Duar" means Gate. The name Deuduar literally means "GATE OF GOD". There is a famous temple name Gopeshwar Dewaloi in this village. Eastern part of this village is covered by a hill called "Gopeshwar Pahar ". Gopeswar means lord Shiva. In myth it is said lord shiva used to come in Gopeshwar Dewaloi. The Gopeshwar hill is also associated with two famous things one is Madan Kamdev and Parvati guha (guha means cave). Those women or couple not becoming parents use to come in parvati guha for prayer. There are many example where such couple become parents after offering Puja in Parvati cave .

Deka family from this village[edit]

Deuduar is strongly associated with a family having the surname Deka. They were regarded as a rich and social family in Kamrup district between 1970 and 1995. The late Uday Deka and late Uttara Deka had six sons and six daughters. The first son, the late Daiba Shakti Deka, was a member of legislative assembly (MLA) in 1977 during Janata govertment. The second son, the late Ramesh Deka, was a successful business man and established two schools, one primary school and one school for female education. The third son, Sri Sashi Shakti Deka, pioneered in spreading cultural message with Udayan Theatre. The fourth son was the late Dr Prabhat Deka, who was an honest physician and treated poor villagers during his lifetime. Two grandsons of the late Uday Deka are also physicians. Dr Saurav Deka is working outside Assam while Dr Kartik Deka is working in Nalbari district. One of the grandsons, Bishnu Deka, is actively associated with stone crushing and other big businesses. Bishnu Deka is the fastest-growing businessman in the Deka family presently.

Late Mukunda Kalita[edit]

Mukunda Kalita was A businessman by profession Kalita was not only a social worker but also a poet and writer of some repute. He authored 2 anthologies of poetry, one collection of essays and a travelogue. He was very actively associated with a host of socio-cultural and literary activities of the locality. He was president of Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha, Sadari Sahitya Sabha, vice-president of Kamrup District Sahitya Sabha and a life member of Assam Sahitya Sabha. He was also associated with the management of Saraighat College, Baihata Chariali B Ed College and a number of high schools in the region. He died in 26 May 2002 at age of 67 Years.

Place to see[edit]

1. Gopeswar Temple One of the attractive place for visit in near Guwahati is Gopeswar Temple. Visitors can offer puja, also can take spiritual lunch. Gopeswar temple is situated 30 km away from Guwahati and situated by the National Highway no 31. This place is reached easily by bus, taxi or by own car within 45 minutes from Guwahati. The history of the temple cannot be found in any earlier literatures . But according to the local myths Devi Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva was hiding in the cave of "Deuduar" hill and later rescued by Lord Shiva . Some other say that the meaning of the name "Gopeswar" is combination of two words- "Gop" means Secret and "Iswar" means God. This cave of this temple is the secret passage of God. Even the name of the hill where it is situated also says the same thing, "Deuduar" means "Gate of God". Proper excavation of the temple & cave may still reveal many more secret in future. The beautiful pond of the temple named "Manjul" has increased the beauty of the place in many folds. Total area covered by the temple is 2 bighas, 2 kothas and 7 lessa. Every year thousand of pilgrims as well as other visitors visit this peaceful and beautiful temple specially in "Shivratri" and "Chaitra" months of Assamese calendar Gopeswar Temple .2.Gopewar Hill Person can enjoy natural beauty and tracking here.

How To Reach[edit]

By Road/Bus : Deuduar is very well connected with adjoining regions via bus services. A government agency - ASTC (Assam State Transport Corporation) and many private operators provide a considerably good city-bus system. Two nodal points, Adabari and Paltan Bazaar, provide bus services to Deuduar. By Plane/Air : It is 3ok.m away from Guwahati. Guwahati has a good public transport system. Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar is about 30 km away from Deuduar. In this airport, the connectivity has improved considerably in the last couple of years and all major domestic airlines fly into Guwahati By Train/Rail : Deuduar can be reached by railways too. The nearest rail-station is baihata or changsari. http://goo.gl/maps/DHvr9

Schools in Deuduar[edit]

1.Uday Uttara Deka Balika Vidalaya is an Assamese Medium School It is Established by Deka family . The exact address of the schools is deuduar, kamalpur, kamrup, Assam . PIN- 781101, Post - Changsari . It is one of the old School in this area . It is Established in 1983 Year . Total 29 batches completed in this School from past 29 years . Classes running in this is School are up to 10 th .

2.Deuduar vidya mandir is an primary assamese school established by Deka family. The first head master was Late Kalicharan Kalita Who was regarded as pioneer is spreading education to the poor villagers .

3.Deudar Shisu Vidyalaya was established in 1953, It is a primary assamese school .

Occupation of villager[edit]

Most of the villager are farmers . Some are stone cutters.

Environmental concern[edit]

There has been gradual destruction of gopeshwar hill by stone cutter.