Kamrup District is situated between 25° 43' and 26° 51' North Latitude and between 90° 36' and 92° 12' East Longitude. The District is bounded by: - North - Foothills of Bhutan and Nalbari District South - Meghalaya East - Nagaon District and Darrang District West - Goalpara District and Nalbari District. Today 'Kamrup' is confined to only a district of modern Assam. But in the ancient Sanskrit literature, both the name Kamrup and Pragjyotishpur were used as a designation for ancient Assam. In 'Kalika Purana' and 'Jogini-Tantra' however, Kamrup alone appears as the name of this country. Till the Ahom conquest, Pragjyotishpur was known as Kamrup. The mythologies of ancient Assam tell a beautiful story as to how Pragjyotishpur become known as Kamrup. The word "Kamrup" means the land where "Kama" (Love) regained his "Rupa" (form).
Last update:January 2, 2007 at 22:05:58 UTC