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History of Guwahati

Guwahati is mentioned in the epic tales of Mahabharata.Earlier it was known as Pragjyotisapura, and was capital of the demon king Narakasura, who constructed the original Kamakhya temple. It is also said to be the land of 'Kamarupa' where the Hindu God of beauty, fertility and source of life was reborn.

After the British occupation of India it was the headquarters of the Chief Commissioner of Assam Province.


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