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Jongal Balahu Garh: Assam CM announces the setting up of Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre in Nagaon

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Jongal Balahu Garh: On January 3, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a special scheme for the renovation and creation of Nagaon’s medieval-era Tiwa King Jungal Balahu tourist center.

Assam CM said at a public meeting in Nagaon’s Jongal Balahu Garh that the Tiwa community has made significant contributions to Assam’s cultural field.

CM Sarma also performed a bhumi pujan for the Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre in Nagaon district, which will shed light on the community’s role in fostering an inclusive society.

 

“The Tiwa community has made significant contributions to Assam’s cultural mosaic. Bhumi Pujan was performed for Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre in Nagaon district. “The centre will help shed light on the role of the community in building an inclusive society,” Sarma tweeted.

 

State ministers Jayanta Mallabaruah and Pijush Hazarika, as well as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, attended the bhumi pujan.

Jungal Balahu was a Tiwa king who ruled in Northeast India from around 1365 to 1385 AD. Jungal Balahu’s kingdom ruled the Tiwa community in present-day Raha, Assam.

 

Balahu, also known as Mriganka in 1415-1440, was the son of Gangawati and Arimatta (Sasaknka) in the Kamata Kingdom from 1365 to 1385. He was the son of Chandraprabha/Khonchari and Pratap Singha/Mayamatta during the reign of Baro-Bhuyan. Deo Langkhui describes this. Pratap Singha/Pratap Dhwaja ruled the Kamata Kingdom during the Ahom dynasty from 1305 to 1325. He established his kingdom in Sahari, Assam, near Raha.

 

Balahu died after drowning while swimming in the Kallong River. His wife, Xukomola, was the daughter of Naga ruler Fa Badchah. She conspired with her father to steal the divine Balahu sword, which granted him immortality. He conquered every neighbouring kingdom. . Mriganka/Balahu was the Kamata Kingdom’s final monarch. The Kamata Kingdom was overthrown when Niladhwaj of Kamata succeeded him and established the Khen dynasty.

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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced in March 2022 that the Jongal Balahu Rampart in Nagaon’s Raha will be converted into a tourist destination.

The Chief Minister paid a visit to the Jongal Balahu Rampart and inspected it.

The rampart is named after Tiwa king and valiant warrior Jonjal Balahu.

As previously announced, Chief Minister Sarma stated that the State government will prepare an integrated action plan for the revival of Jongal Balahu Rampart and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination, with a project cost of more than Rs. 50 crore.

 

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