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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 midflr of this village.

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History

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.

Placed to see

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 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.

Gopewar Hill Person can enjoy natural beauty and tracking here.

How to reach

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

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 schools in this area. It was established in 1983. A total of 29 batches completed in this school in the past 29 years. Classes running in this is school are up to the 10th standard.

2. Deuduar vidya mandir is a 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 villagers

Most of the villagers are farmers. Some are stonecutters.

Environmental concern

There has been gradual destruction of Gopeshwar Hill by stonecutters.

References

Deuduar Wikipedia


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