The word 'Assam' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Asoma'
Its meaning is peerless, reflected in the exquisite natural beauty, cultural richness and human wealth. During the Mahabharata age, it was known as Pragjyotish (Land of Eastern Light).
In the Puranas and Tantras, Assam was referred to as Kamrupa- the land where Kamadeva, the God of Love, was reborn.
In ancient times Assam constituted a part of the land known successively as Pragjyotisha or Pragjyotishpura, and Kamarupa.
Asom (Axom) or its anglicized version Assam is a comparatively modern name.
The exact origin of the name vary with some ascribing it to the Bodo word Ha-Cham which means ‘low level country and a second view ascribing it to the word Asama, meaning ‘unequalled’ or ‘peerless’,and used to denote the Ahoms, a Shan tribe which ruled the land for six centuries from the 13th century A.D.
It was during the Varmana dynasty that Assam was chronicled
in the SI-YUKI, the famed travelogue of Hiuen-Tsang, a Chinese pilgrim
After 600 years of the Ahom-Kingdom, Assam became part of British India in 1826 and then a
constituent state of Independent India.
kathamandu is also spelled katmandu or kantipur.
capital of nepal
It was found in 723 by raja gunakamadeva
Its early name was manju-patan
The present name refers to wooden temple
It is said to have been built from a wood of a single tree by raja lachmina singh in 1596
KATH means WOOD n MANDIR means TEMPLE
kathmandu has served as the seat of the ruling shah family of the gurkha people since 1768
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