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Coordinates: 26°55′59″N 94°44′53″E / 26.933°N 94.7481°E / 26.933; 94.7481

Mausoleum of Ahom Royals of Assam
Assam
located at Charaideo
Charaideo
District

Charaideo
Charaideo
(Tai: Che Tam-Doi Meaning: Che=town, Tam=Foot-Hill, Doi=Hill/Mountain, Assamese: চৰাইদেউ Sôraideu) was the first capital of the Ahom kingdom
Ahom kingdom
established by the first Ahom king Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha in 1228.[1] It is about 30 km from Sibsagar
Sibsagar
town of Assam
Assam
of the Sibsagar- Sonari
Sonari
Road. Charaideo district is a new district of Assam from 15 August 2015 announced by Chief Minister of Assam
Assam
Tarun Gogoi.

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Though the capital of the Ahom kingdom
Ahom kingdom
moved many times, Charaideo remained the symbolic center. It contains sacred burial grounds of Ahom kings and queens and is also the place of ancestral Gods of the Ahoms. The tombs (Maidams) of Ahom kings and queens at Charaideo hillocks are comparable to the Pyramids of Egypt and are objects of wonder revealing the excellent architecture and skill of the sculptors and masons of Assam
Assam
of the medieval days. The actual number of Maidam
Maidam
has exceeded 150 but only 30 Maidams are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India
India
and Assam
Assam
State Archaeology Department, and the remaining Maidams are unprotected. Most of these unprotected Maidams are encroached by people and so going to be damaged. The biggest unprotected Maidam
Maidam
is the Bali Maidam near Nimonagarh. This Maidam
Maidam
is called Bali Maidam, because while British plundered it, they got obstruction from excess sands (Bali) in the surrounding of the Maidam. The site has had some archaeological works but also has suffered from robbers.[2] There have been calls for the site to be UNESCO World Heritage listed.[3] See also[edit]

India
India
portal

Sukaphaa Ahom Kingdom Singarigharutha Ahom Dynasty Sibsagar
Sibsagar
district Charaideo
Charaideo
district

References[edit]

^ (Phukan 1992, p. 53) ^ Dutta, Pullock; Das, Ripunjoy (2003-03-01). "Bounty hunters beat ASI to tombs". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  ^ Das, Ripunjoy (2006-01-19). "Saving Ahom kingdom
Ahom kingdom
- Local youths push for Unesco tag to protect Charaideo". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

External links[edit]

"Slide Show of site". Retrieved 2007-12-06.  Phukan, J. N. (1992). "The Tai-Ahom Power in Assam". In Barpujari, H. K. The Comprehensive History of Assam. 2. Guwahati: Assam
Assam
Publication Board. pp. 49–60. 

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