Asm: দেৰগাঁও dēragāon

‘God’s Village’  [Devagram] Town,  Assam

From Asm: deor, ‘god’; and Asm: gāon, ‘village’ 

Its old name Devagram [From Skt:  deva, ‘god’; and grama, ‘village’] is simply a translation.

The god in question is Shiva who has a temple here. It was first built in the 8-9thC and lay in ruins until a devotee found it in the river Dihing.

The 18thC Ahom king Rajeswar Singha brought the linga from the river and reconstructed the present temple, Negheriting Shiva Doul.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Assam place names.

 

Negheriting Shiva Doul temple (Dergaon)             Anupom sarmah