Totally oblivious as to what to expect we started on a road trip to Habung which is located in Dhemaji on the north bank of river Brahmaputra. The only bookish information we had was that Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha settled there briefly before finally establishing his capital at Charaideo. Of late the State Government has taken… Continue reading The Ahom seat at Habung: An Offbeat Destination
Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam
Chaolung Siukapha was the founder of the Ahom Kingdom, and the first Ahom King in medieval Assam. The Tai word Chao means Lord and Lung means Great. The Great Lord Swargadeo Chaolung Siukapha was considered, by the Ahoms, to be a descendant of God Khunlung, who had come down from heaven and had ruled Mong… Continue reading Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam
Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship
The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living Marcus Tullius Cicero The Ahom community of Assam practices their own unique customs and rituals. Me-Dam-Me-Phi is one of such ceremonies, in-fact it is the most important socio-religious ceremony of the Ahoms performed to show respect to the departed souls and remember… Continue reading Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship
Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress
Traditional dress of Assam: The Mekhela Sador Assam silk is the indigenous silk of Assam comprising of Muga, Paat and Eri silk. The traditional dress of Assam, the Mekhela Sador is mostly woven out of these three silk and is naturally the pride of the Assamese people. The mekhela sador is a three piece attire… Continue reading Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress
The Na-Khua tradition – Thanksgiving in Assamese culture
O mur dharitri ai, soronote diba thai Khetiokor nistar nai, mati bin oxohai Doya kora doyaxila ai …….. …….. Mati ke xaboti dhori Mati ke sarothi kori Matir bukut sunit dhalu Jironi pahori Dhoritri ai mur Amak tumi neriba Tumar seneh bine ai Ami nirupai Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Assam is mainly an agriculture based economy… Continue reading The Na-Khua tradition – Thanksgiving in Assamese culture
Choklong – The Ahom Wedding Rituals & Dress
Choklong is the unique marriage ceremony of the Tai – Ahom community of Assam which is performed by lighting 101 earthen lamps.
Xaj Pani – The Drink of Assam
Xaj Pani is a rice beer made of fermented rice and a mixture of rare species. Read further to learn more about who drinks it and when and where they drink it.
Talatal Ghar – The epitome of Tai Ahom architecture
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