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Brief history of guwahati

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02 Jan '09 04:13 pm
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Gauhati is a major city in eastern India, often considered as the gateway to the North-East Region (NER) of the country and is the largest city within the region in the Indian state of Assam .
Guwahati's myths and history are extended to several thousands of years. Although a specific time of the city's origin is unknown, with reference from the epics, puranas and from the pages of the explored history, it can be concluded that it is one of the ancient cities in Asia.

Epigraphic sources place capitals of many ancient kingdoms in Guwahati. It was the capital of the mythological kings Naraka and Bhagadatta (reference in the Mahabharata). The ancient sakti temple of Kamakhya in the Nilachal hill (also important seat of tantric and Vajrayana Buddhism), Navagraha, the nine planets temple (ancient and a unique temple for astrology) located in Chitrachal Hill and archaeological remains in Basista and many other locations support the mythological characters and the city's ancient past. ...more
Answered by Rohit Vijaykumar Konnur, 02 Jan '09 04:58 pm

 
  
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