Umananda Temple is located on a small riverine island called Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra river. It is one of the smallest riverine islands in India. In 1694 A.D, Bar PhukanGarhganyaHandique constructed the temple under orders from King Gadadhar Singh of the Tai-Ahom dynasty. An earthquake in the year 1897 damaged the original templeand a local merchant later rebuilt it. The innumerous engravings and sculptures that adorn the rock walls of the temple are incomparable in beauty and depict the excellent craftsmanship of the local Assamese artisans, which speak passionately of the masterly skill of the Assamese craftsmen. Apart from this, sculptures of Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations are also found in the vicinity of the temple. The walls of the temple are adorned with exquisitely carved rock-cut figures of gods and goddesses. The sculptures here show that the worshippers there followed all the principal Hindu gods. There are representations of Surya, Ganesha, Shiva and Devi in addition to those of Vishnu and his ten incarnations.
Physiography:- Tawang is a thinly populated mountainous tract lying roughly between the latitude 27 degree 45'N and the longitude 90 degree 15'E on the Northwest extreme of Arunachal Pradesh. The district is surrounded by Tibet in the North East, Bhutan in South West and West Kameng district in the south East.Climate:- Owing to the rapid changes in the nature of the terrain there are variations in the climatic conditions within short distances. However, on the basis of agro-climate parameters such as, physiography, soil, climate, natural vegetation and prevalent cropping pattern, a major portion of Tawang district falls under Agro-climate sub-region Viz, Higher Himalayan region (Alpine) which experiences a cool and pleasant climate.Topography:- The topography of the district represents:The snow cover Himalayan ranges from 11,000ft to 22,000 of which mostly include bare mountains and are mostly uninhabited. The high altitude mountainous belt from 6000 ft to 11,000.ft which contains plateau and narrow valleys and are sparsely populated. River:- Tawangchu and Nyamyanjchu are the two main rivers in the district. Majority of the villages are concentrated in the basin of the these two valleys.Soil:- The soil of the district is classified as Under:Rocky and loamy skeletal texture with soil depth shallow to medium. Sandy skeletal, Loamy, Loamy, Fine Loamy textured with soil depth medium to deep.
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Assam is the meeting ground ofdiverse cultures. The people ofthe enchanting state of Assam isan intermixture of various racialstocks such as Mongoloid, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian andAryan. The Assamese culture isa rich and exotic tapestry of allthese races evolved through along assimilative process. Thenatives of the state of Assamare known as "Asomiya"(Assamese), which is also thestate language of Assam.
‘Muga Silk’ a Traditional Assamese Silk Dress Expensive Assamese Muga SilkGuwahati: A dazzling traditional dress (mekhela chadar) woven with Muga silk is indigenous to Brahmaputra Valley in Assam.In fact, it is one of most expensive gifts an Assamese young man can pick to win the heart of his woman. Why, not? This silk issimply magnificent, and almost as worthy as gold!Muga silk (Muga Paat) or the golden silk is not only a natures gift to Assam, but also a symbol of rich Assamese culture. Itrepresents the brilliance of traditional attire of the region. The most significant characteristic of Muga silk is its golden bright hue.Its name is derived from Assamese word Muga, which means yellow. The fabric is superior in every respect in comparison tothe normal white silk that available all over the world. It is also much more durable.
Cherrapunjee is a small townlocated on the southern edge ofKhasi Hills, a dissected plateau atan altitude of about 4823 feet(1484 m) above mean sealevel. The meteorologicalobservatory is situated at 4267feet (1313 m) aboveMSL. Cherrapunjee is locally andnow officially known as ‘SOHRA’.(100 km 4Hours drive fromGuwathi)
Arunachal finds mention in theliterature of Kaliki Purana andMahabharata. This place issupposed to be the PrabuMountains of the Puranas. Itwas here that sage Parasuramawashed away his sin, sageVyasar meditated, KingBhishmaka founded his kingdomand Lord Krishna married hisconsort Rukmini.