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A state in north east of India known for it's wildlife, tea plantations , archaeological sites and so on. Assam lies as a jewel of exquisite beauty and charm on the Northeastern horizon of India.Theorgin of word 'Assam' is said to have many mythological beliefs. As per some scholars it's derived from Sanskrit word Asoma meaning unparalleled. On the other handacademic circle belive it be originated from Ahoms, the people who migrated to the Brahmaputra valley in the early 13th century and gave shape to the Assamese of today and also the peope who ruled the land for about six hundred years prior to its annexation by the British. It also said that the races like Austric, Mongolian, Dravidian and Aryan that came to this land long-long ago have contributed to its composite culture. Thus, Assam has a very rich legacy of culture and civilization.the State is considered to be as the perfect fusion of heritage and tradition. The main festival of Assam is Bihu which is celebrated all over the state with great endeavour. It is celebrated tri- annually :

  1. Rongali or Bohag Bihu during April

  2. Kongali or Kati bihu during October

  3. Bhogali or Maghbihu during the month of January

Rongalibihu is most important among the three as during this period Assamese people celebrate New year and welcomes spring festival. People celebrate Rongali Bihu with delicious food, dance , music. Kati bihu is celebrated by lightning of homes and agricultural fields. People perform cultural dances and organise feasts.

Makar Sakranti is celebrated in the form of Maghbihu in Assam and is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of fire.

Tourist Places:

Located in the heart of northeastern region of india, Assam offer's a great tourism opportunity to the people.

  1. Kamakhya Temple

Situated high on the hills of Neelachal Parbat or Kamagiri in the city of Guwahati ,Kamakya mandir is one of its several religious marks which speaks about the rich rich historical treasure over which the state is seated. The kamakhya temple had been built in reverence to goddess kamakya or sati, who was one of tge numerous incarnations of Godess DURGA. Kamakhyatample is open for visitors throughout the year.Thereare images of Ganesha , chamundeswari , dancing features etc. ALSO durga puja is celebrated here during Navaratri . A unique festival observed here is the Ambuvacimela , wherein it is believed that the goddess undergoes her menstrual period and the door is closed for 4 days.

2. Majuli

Majuli is a lush green environment – friendly and a pollution free freshwater island in the river Brahmaputra . It is the worlds largest river island and thus attracts tourist from all part of the world . It is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCOs World Heritage site. Tribals , the culture of majulli is unique and fascinating and people love this place for its location. The main festival of the town is Raas.

3. Umananda Island

The smallest river island in the world ,Umananda island lies in heart of people. Geographically it is situated at middle of Brahmaputra river . Also called Peocockisland,cone has to climb 150 steps to reach the temple . AS per legends, the island is known to be created by lord shiva to make his spouse , Uma happy. ALSO there is hanuman temple . one can relax at the place gazing at calm surrounding with beautiful scenes of tress and birds.

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