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Guwahati



Introduction of Guwahati
Town on the Brahmaputra River, in NW Assam,335 mi NE of Kolkata. It was ceded to the Britishin 1826 and served as the seat of the British administrationfor Assam from 1826 to 1874. It is identifiedwith Pragjyoushapura, capital of King Bhavadatta,who is mentioned in the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata. The temple of Kamakhya and an island inthe Brahmaputra River are places of Hindu pilgrimage.The town was overrun by Muslims in the 17thcentury.Town on the Brahmaputra River, in NW Assam,335 mi NE of Kolkata. It was ceded to the Britishin 1826 and served as the seat of the British administrationfor Assam from 1826 to 1874. It is identifiedwith Pragjyoushapura, capital of King Bhavadatta,who is mentioned in the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata. The temple of Kamakhya and an island inthe Brahmaputra River are places of Hindu pilgrimage.The town was overrun by Muslims in the 17thcentury.

Guwahati Images