Golaghat

Golaghat

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Golaghat (), which was the one of the largest subdivisions of Assam later, elevated to the position of a full-fledged district of Assam on 15 August 1987, is the headquarters of Golaghat district and is a sister town to Jorhat which is about 55&nbsp;km away, in the Indian state of Assam. It is situated east of Guwahati.

Golaghat has been divided into following divisions:

  • Golaghat Central
  • Golaghat East
  • Golaghat North
  • Golaghat South
  • Golaghat West


History

The name Golaghat ('Gola' which means shop and 'Ghat' meaning the landing point of river ferry) originated from the shops established by the 'Marwari' businessmen during mid part of 20th century AD at the bank of river Dhansiri near present Golaghat town.

Stone inscription of Nagajari Khanikar gaon of Sarupathar, dating back to the 5th century, reveals that there was an independent kingdom in Doyang - Dhansiri valley and relics of ramparts, brick structures, temples, tanks etc. discovered in these area confirms the presence of a kingdom during 9th and 10th century.

The Doyang – Dhansiri valley came under the rule of Ahom's during 16th century. Prior to that, this part was ruled by the Kacharis known as Herombial. During Ahom rule this area was under 'Morongi – Khowa Gohain', an administrative officer.

Golaghat during British Rule

After British took possession of Assam , Doyang – Dhansiri valley was included under the newly formed Golaghat...
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