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May 13, 2016

The Buddhist Tai-Ahom, led by Sukapha, arrived in Assam in 1228 from what is present day Yunan in China. Befriending the Moran and Borah tribes, and with many of his followers marrying their...

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May 13, 2016

Ali-Ai-Ligang is the spring festival of the Mising (descended from the Astro-Mongoloids). Originally a hill tribe from Tibet and Mongolia, they travelled from Manasa Sarovar, the highest...

May 13, 2016

A two or three day Deodhani festival is also celebrated every year in the middle of August when thousands of brightly dressed devotees, encircled with brilliant fresh flower necklaces and adorned...

  •  Kherai-Dance
May 13, 2016

 men playing the khum (drum), two men playing thesifung (flute) and two men playing jotha (cymbals).

The dancers, with their hair free, wear long woven dresses,...

May 13, 2016

The Bodos, a branch of the Indo-Mongoloid family, are the largest Scheduled tribe in Assam. They migrated south from Tibet and Burma and were one of the first to settle in Assam. They generally...

May 13, 2016

Bihu is the most important and widely acknowledged festival in Assam and is celebrated with joy and abundance by everyone irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith or belief. There are three...

May 13, 2016

This is the most important festival of the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati and is held every year during monsoon (mid-June). This festival is closely related to the Tantric cult and is also known as...

  • Mishing Tribe
May 13, 2016

Assam is the meeting ground for many diverse cultures and has a kaleidoscopic population of ethnic and tribal peoples. It is inhabited by descendants of Aryan, Mongoloid and Dravidian stocks co-...

May 13, 2016

Assam, a name some scholars claim was derived from the Sanskrit word asomameaning “peerless” or “unparalleled”, is located south of the eastern Himalayas and is home of the son of Lord...

May 13, 2016

Even further north and at an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level is Tawang town. Tawang monastery located there, or more properly Gaden Mamgyal Lhatse, was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso...

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