Durjaya

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An Pala structure in Madan Kamdev

Durjaya, now North Guwahati, was capital of Kamarupa kingdom under Pala Dynasty for the period 900 to 1100 C.E.

Etymology[edit]

The name derived from Sanskrit meaning 'impregnable'.

Establishment[edit]

Pala Dynasty rulers built their capital on the banks of the Brahmaputra and surrounded it with a rampart and a strong palisade, whence they named it Durjaya (=impregnable). Many wealthy merchants lived there in safety and it boasted of many plastered turrets. Encouraged by the King, the learned men, religious preceptors, and poets made it a place of resort.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Prakash, Col Ved, Encyclopedia of North-East India