The Land of Red Rivers and Hills has something celestial and astonishing to offer. The gateway of North East India is endowed with bewitching scenic beauty.
Assam is the gateway to the North-East having abundantly of folk traditions, culture, wildlife and natural beauty. Mighty River Brahmaputra is the lifeline of this state. It is surrounded by hills and mountains with lush greenery and magnificent landscapes’. Known its picturesque splendor, the generosity of the people and the richness of its traditions. A majority of the indigenous people of Assam are Vaishnavas, A sect of Hinduism who do not believe in idol worship. The Neo-Vaishnavite movement in Assam was spearheaded by Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva, the most illustrious son of the soil who brought about a social new beginning in the state was assisted by his talented disciple Madhavdeva. One of Shankardeva’s most significant initiatives was the setting up of Sattras(monasteries) and Naamghars( community prayer halls), it’s an important set up for every Assamese village or town.
Places to explore:
Majuli- The most significant attribute of Majuli, it’s the colorful mosaic of miscellaneous customs. A vibrant tradition of art and craft is an important component of culture continuum of Majuli. Music, Dance, Drama were the basic medium deployed in propagating the monotheistic philosophy of Vaishnavism. The self-taught artisans of Majuli transform a small piece of wood or bamboo to exquisite works of art. Basketry, ivory, silver filigree works are a few of the traditional crafts still being carried on the island. In Majuli three main inhabitants are Assamese, Mishing, and Deori. The people of Majuli represent the diverse ethnic forms of cultural legacy. Once you visit the island can see the simplicity and inherent spirit of the people. As you travel through this river island you will experience tribes with traditions you could never imagine to be in existence
Hajo– Hayagriva Madhav Temple
Situated around 25 Kilometers from Guwahati town on the north side of the mighty river Brahmaputra. this place is an amalgamation of three religion; Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim. There are many temples and Mosque around that place. HAYAGRIVA MADHAV TEMPLE is the main vista of the attraction of this place. It was built by the Ahom Kingdom in the 17th century. Opposite of the temple gate you will see a pond filled with Many species of Fish and Tortoise. It is a belief that if you pour food to them your wish comes true, so there are many small shops where you can buy fish food as well as flowers, earthen lamps, “Prasad” for the offer to God. The tortoises are very big and local people will guide you not to dip your legs in that pond. There are some rock-strewn incline steps towards the temple. once you reach there you will feel the agedness of that place. It will give you positive vibes and there are many priests in that time will come to you to offer the worship to God and they will recite the prayers for you. The priest will tell you the history of that temple and details of surrounding area.
Situated on the hilltop of Gurudachal and nearly 7kilometers from Madhav temple. It is a belief that if you visit Powa Mecca four times then it is equivalent to your pilgrim tour to Mecca(Saudi Arabia). Basically, Powa means ¼ (in math one fourth or 25%). It’s a Muslim pilgrim and was built in the mid of 16th century in the name of “Pir Giyazuddin Aulia” by Sujauddin Mohammad Shah, that time Shahjahan was the emperor of the Mughal Kingdom. In Powa Mecca the same tradition follows similarly to Madhav temple; the priest will recite the prayer for you with their traditional practice.
These both places are divine as we believe in God and we are devotees. People who want to do Pilgrim tour near Guwahati town; they must go one time.
Jatinga– this place is famous for Bird mystery, every year during August to November, the place becomes an Ornithologist’s attraction as flocks of migratory birds come here to commit ‘suicide’.
Haflong– Assam’s only hill station Haflong, incomparable in the feral landscape and magnificent nature in the district of Dima Hasao. There is a beautiful lake located in the heart of this town.
Sualkuchi- the Manchester of the east, situated about 25 Km from Guwahati, this place is famous for handmade silk products. A must go place in Assam.
Umananda Temple Island– an Island with an old Shiva temple in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra river. During Shivaratri, many devotees come here for worship. There are other temples you will find on the land of Assam.
Wildlife of Assam- there are five National parks, 22 wildlife sanctuaries, and numerous reserve forests and a lot of wetlands, forestlands, and grasslands are situated in Assam soil. Assam is popular for its one-horned Rhino and Asian elephant. The places tie you up with its natural exquisiteness and wilderness.
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