Sites & cities that bear the name of Garhgaon


Today in : India
First trace of activity : 1540 C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 19th century C.E
Recorded names : গড়গাঁও

Description : Gargaon was the capital of the Ahom kingdom for many years. It was built by the Ahom king Suklenmung (Gargoyaan Rojaa) in 1540. It lies 13 km east of present-day Sivasagar town. The palace structures were made of wood and stones. In 1747 Pramatta Singha, son of Rudra Singha, constructed the brick wall of about 5 km in length surrounding the Gargaon Palace and the masonry gate leading to it. The old palace was destroyed and the present seven-storied palace was rebuilt around 1752 by Rajeswar Singha (Suremphaa, 1751–1769).

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