Guwahati is a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in the northeast Indian state of Assam. It’s known for holy sites like the hilltop Kamakhya Temple, featuring shrines to the Hindu deities Shiva and Vishnu. To the east, 18th-century Navagraha Temple is an astronomical centre with planetary shrines. Umananda Temple, dedicated to Shiva and covered with engravings, stands on Peacock Island in the river. Guwahati, formerly Gauhati, city, western Assam state, north-eastern India. It lies along the Brahmaputra River (there bridged) and is picturesquely situated with an amphitheatre of wooded hills to the south. Guwahati was the capital of the Hindu kingdom of Kamarupa (under the name of Pragjyotisa) about 400 CE.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Myanmar (Burmese) held Guwahati from 1816 until 1826 when it became the British capital of Assam. The capital was moved 67 miles (108 km) south to Shillong in 1874. Guwahati is an important river port and Assam’s principal commercial centre. Culture of Guwahati. Most commonly found tribe in Guwahati is the Mongolian tribe. Also, one can see the intermingling of different tribes like Indo-Burmese, Mongolian, Aryan and Indo-Iranian. The people of Guwahati are quite simple and humble behaviour having a great feeling of hospitability. Hinduism is the majority religion in Guwahati city with 84.74 % followers. Islam is the second most popular religion in the city of Guwahati with approximately 12.45 % following it. In Guwahati city, Christianity is followed by 0.93 %, Jainism by 0.96 %, Sikhism by 0.36 % and Buddhism by 0.36 %.
Brief City History
Guwahati, formerly Gauhati, city, western Assam state, north-eastern India. It lies along the Brahmaputra River (there bridged) and is picturesquely situated with an amphitheatre of wooded hills to the south. Guwahati was the capital of the Hindu kingdom of Kamarupa (under the name of Pragjyotisa) about 400 CE. In the 17th century the town repeatedly changed hands between the Muslims and the Ahoms (a Tai-speaking people who had migrated from Yunnan province, China, and ruled much of Assam from the 13th century CE) until it became the seat of the Ahom governor of Lower Assam in 1681; in 1786 the Ahom raja made it his capital. Myanmar (Burmese) held Guwahati from 1816 until 1826 when it became the British capital of Assam. The capital was moved 67 miles (108 km) south to Shillong in 1874. Guwahati is an important river port and Assam’s principal commercial centre. It has an oil refinery and a state farm, and its industries include tea processing, milling of agricultural products, and soap manufacturing. Guwahati University (founded 1948), Earle Law College, the state high court, the state museum, several scientific museums, and a zoological garden are located there. Several Hindu pilgrimage centres and temple ruins are nearby. Guwahati is served by an airport and a rail line. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (or Manas National Park), designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, is about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of the city.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Assamese and Bodo are the official languages in Assam, whereas in some of the districts in the Barak Valley, Bengali enjoys the official status. Majority of people in Assam speak Assamese. The language spoken is actually called Asamiya and the word ‘Assamese’ is an anglicized form of it.
Important Types of Commerce in Guwahati
The Economy of Assam is largely agriculture-based with 69% of the population engaged in it. Assam is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas in India. Many of these industries are facing loss and closer due to lack of infrastructure.
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