The Assam Museum is also popularly known as
Rajyik Museum. It lies in the middle of Dighali Pukhuri tank, which lies in the
quaint town of Guwahati.
It has fast gained popularity as it can be found
at the North- East of India. It showcases and prides itself in the exhibition
of the vast culture, past and present history of the people of India.
strategic location of being at the center of the city lures a good number of
travelers and visitors touring the city.
Assam State Museum was built in 1940 as at the time of the British
colonization in India. It is know to have been established by Kamarupa
Anusandhan Samiti, the research society of Assam, as a means of educating the public of the history,
sculptures, and skills of the people of North East India. This Museum was built
during the reign of the president Kanklal Baruah, after which it was taken over
by the state immediately after the president’s death in the year 1953.
Assam state museum has a wide range of ancient
artifacts, sculptures and belongings of the 5th-12th century. It also has
recent belongings and ancient art from the World War II.
It a spectacular place to visit if you desire a fun
view of the ancient history of the North-east India.
Details on the Assam Museum
The Assam museum has several segments and every
single part enormously displays various periods of the past. One of this
segment is a Manuscript collection that
shows old manuscripts such as Assamese,Tai, Myanmarese.
The fun unique part of this section is the
fact that these manuscripts can be found on the
bark of old trees that are present in the museum.
In the arms and ammunition section you will find
a huge amount of swords and armors from the Middle Ages to the Mughal age. This
section also contains a stack compilation of ammunition from the World War II.
The stack of ammunition of the Ahom dynasty is that of the 1200’s making this
particular section different from the rest.
The part of the museum that is regarded as before
history terracotta has a compilation of
sculptors from the past and also terracotta objects that can be spotted in
different parts of India.
You will find beautiful idols and relics of the
revered Hindu Gods Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga and Lord Buddha. The place
also houses ancient coins that belong to the Mughal Dynasty and Ahom Dynasty.
Also, the tomb segment has a compile of stone and
copper lettering from as far back as the 5-18th century.
The segment of the Natural history gallery houses
various culturally diverse animals on display one of which is the life of
Once a visitor enters the museum it is hard to
miss the different skilled handmade carvings and artwork of the North-east
Indian indigenes, the reconstructed
wooden traditional huts also shows the skill of their people.
The Assam State Museum also has within it a place
called the conservative segment, this is where sculpture and old artworks are
found and reserved in the museum, this segment was established in 1984 in the
month of June. Basically for the storage of historical art works.
Visit to Assam Museum
You may like to take your camera to capture
special moments while touring although you may have to pay a little amount
before you’ll be allowed to do this.
This Museum rests in Dighali Phukti tank. The
Dighali Phukti Tank is iat a distance of only 10 minutes Guwahati railway
station if taken on foot. Simply use a rickshaw once at the railway station to
get to the museum.