Every year on December 2nd, Asom Divas or Assam Day (অসম দিৱস) is observed to commemorate Chalong Sukapha’s reign. Asom Divas is a regional public holiday observed in the Indian state of Assam on December 2. This special day, also known as Sukaphaa Divas, commemorates the arrival of the Ahom empire’s first king in Assam. Assamese people commemorate the great king Swargadeo Chaolung Sukaphaa on this day.
The Assam government has designated Asom Divas to commemorate the reign of the 13th century king and founder of the Ahom dynasty.
Sukaphaa is remembered by his people as a strong, courageous, and bold leader who played a pivotal role in uniting Assam’s various indigenous ethnic groups. Sukaphaa is said to have arrived in Namrup, Assam, on this day in 1228. As a result, the date of his arrival, December 2, is considered the founding date of the Ahom Kingdom.
His contributions to gaining the support and hearts of the state’s tribal population are often remembered and praised. Sukaphaa is referred to as the architect of Bor Asom in this case (greater Assam). On this day, festivities and folk exhibitions are held. During this event, tribal art is also encouraged and performed by societal groups, communities, and educational institutions.
Asom Divas is observed on December 2 in honour of Chaolung Sukaphaa, the first king of the Ahom kingdom in Assam.
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Because of the cordial relationship he developed with the tribal communities living in Assam at the time of his arrival, he is widely regarded as the architect of ‘Bor Asom’ or ‘greater Assam.’ He was admired for being a strong, courageous, and fearless leader who was instrumental in uniting Assam’s various indigenous ethnic groups.
The founder of the Ahom dynasty is presumed to have left Maulang in 1215 with over 9,000 people and wandered around for years before settling in Upper Assam’s Charaideo in 1235.