Charaideo Maidam {Short Essay}

 

Great history never remains hidden. There is also a very great history of the Ahom Empire of Assam, which we know today by the name of Charaideo Maidam’s.

But today why this place is so famous among the people of Assam and even for tourist?

Did you know that?

Yes, the reason for being that place famous are the tombs or ‘The Charaideo Maidam’s’.

In this post, we will crack all and everything related to the Charaideo Maidam’s and its history.

So, let’s make it happen [step by step].

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What is the main importance of Charaideo?

Did you know my friend; Charaideo was the very first capital of the Ahom kingdom.

The first Ahom king Chaolung Sukaphaa established his first capital at this place in 1253 century.

 

What Are the Significance Maidam’s?

Actually, these Maidam’s are the tombs of Ahom kings. Ya, it’s a little bit shocking to look at the sizes but this is absolutely true.

In Charaideo, the tombs of dead kings are very beautifully preserved as Maidam’s since centuries of ages.

[Maidam is Tai word, which consists tomb]

 

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What is the total amount of Maidam’s in Charaideo?

In the very beginning, there was a total of 150 Maidam’s at this place, which was actually representing 150 Ahom kings.

But nowadays, there only 30 Maidam’s are remaining left and reserved by the Archeological department of Assam and India.

It is a matter of great sadness but do you know that people of some bad minds do excavate these places with the greed of getting so many wealth and gold.

Because of these works of these bad minded people, the prestige of Charaideo has reduced considerably.  [This is really so sad].

How to Reach?

Until 2015 it was a part of Sivasagar district but in the same year’s 15th August Assam’s chief minister Mr.Tarun Gogoi formally declared it as a district of the state.

You can reach there by taking Sonari bus or renting a car or taxi.

Best Time to Visit in Charaideo

Best Time to Visit

The whole year is the best time to visit, but if you want to see the real importance of Charaideo then you can visit there during festival times like Me-Dam-Me-Phi.

I suggest you plan a picnic on 1st January; this will be the best time for you. Because too many people gather there from 1st to 10th January.

If you have more questions related to this then please comment below, I will definitely reply to you. 

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