Heritage of the Ahom Kingdom

The Ahom Kingdom (Assamese: আহোম ৰাজ্য) (1228–1826, also called Kingdom of Assam) was a kingdom in the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, India that maintained its sovereignty for nearly 600 years and successfully resisted Mughal expansion in North-East India. The kingdom’s capital was Sivasagar, formerly known as Rangpur.

Karenghar

This is the picture of the Raja’s(or King) Palace called KARENGHAR in Gorgaon.

RangharRANGHAR is a double-storied, oval shaped amphitheater with a roof which is shaped like an inverted boat. It was constructed by Swargadeo Pramatta Singha. It is said to be amongst the largest of amphitheaters.

RangharThe steps of the Amphitheater.

Talatal ghar

Talatal Ghar is a palace, initially built as an army base. This has two secret tunnels, three floors underground, used as exit routes during wars. The upper four stories are known as Kareng Ghar. In total, it is a seven-floored building.

CannonThe Ancient Cannons used by the army are kept in front of the Palace.

Shiva Dol

Dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, one of the most sacred temple. This is at a height of 104 feet (32 m). It is thronged by all the devotees during the festival of Shivratri. It was built in 1734 by Kunwori Ambika. It is 104 feet (32 m) tall and encircles over an area of 195 feet (59 m).

museum

This is the Tai Ahom Museum on the bank of the Sivasagar tank(Borpukhuri). It stores artifacts of the rulers, including swords, clothes, manuscripts, goblets and platters.

WELCOME TO THE TOWN!!!

Credit for the script: Wikipedia

Photos: Taken by Me

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