Ganeshguri is a locality in Guwahati, Assam,[1] is named after lord Ganesh. There was a Heramba kingdom.[2] Another inscription mentions a ruler named Dununtrarāi, Lord of Hedamba donated a tank in Pragjyotishpura in the year 1577 A.D.[3]

Ganeshguri fly over

There is also a Ganesh Temple located in its southern part.

Ganesh temple

Situated in capital complex of Guwahati city, it is a major commercial area within the city. Assam State Secretariat Buildings are located here. Ganeshguri is one of the major commercial areas of Guwahati city. Market consists mainly of various segments such as garments, crockeries, home decor, music stores, medical stores, sweet stores, groceries, automobile showroom etc. Various restaurants have been opened up in the area serving various cuisines. Fast food chains like Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonald's have opened up. Ethnic restaurants like Janming and Gam's Delicacy have made the area a popular place for outings. Several important establishments such as Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, Ambarish Hotel etc. are located here.[4]

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  1. ^ "Ganeshguri Locality". Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  2. ^ (Boruah 2003:337–347) Ganesvara-Puskarini 1419 Saka , issued by Dununtarai, the king of Heramba in 1497 A.D. on the occasion of excavation of a tank in the Ganeshguri area
  3. ^ "A stone inscription found at Ganeshguri, Beltala-mauza in Guwahati, dated 1499 Śaka (1577 ad), records Dununtrarāi, the Lord of Heḍamba (śrīśrīheḍambādhipati-dununtrarāi), who donated a tank in Pragjyotishpura. Dununtrarāi is perhaps another name of king Meghanārāyaṇa (1566–83)(Shin 2020:65)
  4. ^ "Ganesh Temple at Ganeshguri". 8 September 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2011.

Bibliography edit

  • Shin, Jae-Eun (2020). "Descending from demons, ascending to kshatriyas: Genealogical claims and political process in pre-modern Northeast India, The Chutiyas and the Dimasas". The Indian Economic and Social History Review. 57 (1): 49–75. doi:10.1177/0019464619894134. S2CID 213213265.
  • Boruah, Nirode (2003). "Pragjyotisapura – the Capital City of Early Assam". Proceedings of the Indian History Congress. 64: 337–347. ISSN 2249-1937. JSTOR 44145474.