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Dibrugarh is a historical place in Assam having evidence of the rule of the Ahom dynasty. Dibrugarh town has many maidams (graveyard) which bear the royal structure and are epitome of the glorious rule of the Ahom Empire in Assam. The Ahom Kingdom was spread across most places in Upper Assam including Dibrugarh. Many maidams were built during the time of the Ahom kindon in Assam in honour of the Ahom rulers. These maidams in Dibrugarh also serve as important tourist places here. Some of these maidams and historical sites in Dibrugarh are:
Situated 14 kms south of Dibrugarh adjacent to NH 37, the Barbarua Maidam comprises of two ancient graveyards erected to honor two high ranked officials of the Ahom Dynasty. It is believed that these two graveyards were built for Deka Dihinigia Barbarua and Bura Dihinigia Barbarua. Other smaller maidams were also constructed to honour other soldiers of the kingdom.
Situated in the Khowang tea estate area of Dibrugarh, the Bahikhowa Maidam is dedicated to Bahikhowa Rajeswar Singha, the Army staff chief of the Ahoms during the reign of Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha. Bahikhowas maidam also consists of smaller maidams which are in ruins at present.
Lekia Chetia Maidam
Located in Sessa near Mankota road, Lekia Chetia maidam was constructed in honor of Lekia Chetia, an officer of the Ahom kingdom during the reign of Swargadeo Pratap Singha. The maidam is large in size compared to the other maidams and presently also serves as a ‘Thaan’ (Assamese religious place).
Sarumechlow and Bormechlow Maidam
Sarumechlow and Bormechlow Maidams are located in the Lengeri Mouza locality of Dibrugarh. These two maidams are the graveyards of the queens (Sarumechlow and Bormechlow) of King Sukhamppha Khura of Ahom dynasty.