The Golden Pagoda located in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh was a place I always wanted to visit but for one reason or the other the plans were getting canceled. Namsai was just a few kilometers from my in-law’s place in Margherita, and the known route was via Kakopather in Tinsukia district. But apparently there was another… Continue reading A Short Day Trip to Namsai, Golden Pagoda
When I was at the early stage of my pregnancy, a desire started budding in my heart. I started getting drawn towards the idea of visiting the Golden Temple located in Amritsar, Punjab. As days went by, this desire became all the more strong and I almost had visions of visiting the holy place with… Continue reading Golden Temple with a 3 year old Kid
Kamakhya Temple, an ultimate destination for pilgrims, is visited by thousands of devotees on New Year day to offer their prayers in the holy shrine.
Shivdol is a group of structures on the banks of the Sivasagar tank, also known as Borpukhuri, in Sivasagar, Assam. It comprises of three different temples namely Shivdol meaning temple of Lord Shiva, Vishnudol meaning temple of Lord Vishnu and Devidol meaning temple of Goddess Durga. Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma… Continue reading Maha Shivratri and Shivdol of Heritage Sivasagar
Sahityarathi Laxminath Bezbaruah had composed this beautiful song back in the days when Assam was not economically sound. But the poet firmly believed that we, the Assamese, can never be poor. Ami Asomiya, nohou dukhiya Kihor dukhiya hom? Hokolu asil, hokolu ase Nubuju nolou gham. Sankare dile bishudh dharam, Lachite baahut bol Sati Joymotir satitwa… Continue reading Ranghar – The Tai-Ahom Heritage Monument
The most interesting memory I have of Talatal Ghar is one that gives me an eerie feeling. Actually Talatal Ghar was used as the location of a very hit Assamese movie “Anthony mur naam” and the song concerned is “Ei rati jui jwole”. In the scene set at midnight there’s this woman, clad in a… Continue reading Talatal Ghar – The epitome of Tai Ahom architecture