Culture

Goddess Incarnet

The Kamakhya temple in AssamThe Kamakhya temple in Assam is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti peethams associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna.

Kamakhya is located on a hill Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri in the city of Guwahati in Assam. Shakti, residing on the Kamagiri hill is known as Kamakhya, the granter of desires.

The Tai Phake community of Assam

The Namphake village in Naharkatiya is home to a small population of the Tai Phakes community. Zafri Mudasser Nofil writes about their glorious legacy, customs, festivals and way of life.


Taiphake women

About six kilometres from the upper Assam town of Naharkatiya and 37 kilometres from Dibrugarh town, is the Namphake village in the riverine area of Buridihing, home to a small population of Tai Phakes. About 150 Phakial families of this village are keeping alive their unique identity, customs and traditions.

The Bihu Culture of Assamese People

By: Dr. Girish Baruah

Bihu is the most important non-religious festival of the Assamese people. It is observed by all irrespective of class and caste. It has been being observed from time immemorial. It has been adjusting itself at different ages taking into consideration the changed situation of a particular age. So it is still surviving.

The Bihu Festivals of Assam

The Bihus are the national festivals of Assam. There are three such festivals in Assam: in the months of Bohaag (Baisakh, the middle of April), Maagh (the middle of January), and Kaati (Kartik, the middle of October). The Bihus have been celebrated in Assam from ancient times. Each Bihu coincides with a distinctive phase in the farming calendar.

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