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DID YOU KNOW How Guwahati derived its name?

Apr 17, 2017 17:39
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Guwahati or Pragjyotishpura in ancient Assam, Gauhati in the modern era) is the largest city of Assam and Northeastern India, a major riverine port city and one of the fastest growing cities in India, situated on the South Bank of the Brahmaputra River. Many ancient Hindu temples are in the city, giving it the name “City of Temples”.

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Once known as Pragjyotishpura (the Light of the East), Guwahati derives its name from the Assamese words “Guwa” meaning areca nut and “Haat” meaning market.

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The Guwahati region hosts diverse wildlife including rare animals such as Asian elephants, pythons, tigers, rhinoceros, gaurs, primate species, and endangered birds.

Source: TNT-TheNortheastToday (wikipedia)

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