Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam

Chaolung Siukapha was the founder of the Ahom Kingdom, and the first Ahom King in medieval Assam. The Tai word Chao means Lord and Lung means Great. The Great Lord Swargadeo Chaolung Siukapha was considered, by the Ahoms, to be a descendant of God Khunlung, who had come down from heaven and had ruled Mong… Continue reading Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam

Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living Marcus Tullius Cicero The Ahom community of Assam practices their own unique customs and rituals. Me-Dam-Me-Phi is one of such ceremonies, in-fact it is the most important socio-religious ceremony of the Ahoms performed to show respect to the departed souls and remember… Continue reading Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress

Traditional dress of Assam: The Mekhela Sador Assam silk is the indigenous silk of Assam comprising of Muga, Paat and Eri silk. The traditional dress of Assam, the Mekhela Sador is mostly woven out of these three silk and is naturally the pride of the Assamese people. The mekhela sador is a three piece attire… Continue reading Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress