India is full of scenic beauty, beaches, mountains, fauna, adventure sports, historical monuments. India is called Incredible India as this wonderful land is riddled with more mysteries and astonishing things.
Do you know there is a land of magic in Assam, India? Yes you heard it right. In Assam there is a village Mayang in Morigaon district. What is more shocking that even Mughal armies feared not the armies of Assam, but the power of black magic there in Mayong.
From the cultural point of view, Mayong holds a special place in India. But, why is this place so special? Keep scrolling to know.
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* According to the belief, this place got its name from the Sanskrit word Maya, which means illusion.
* Mayong celebrates a festival known as Mayong- Pobitora, which celebrates the fusion of magic and wildlife.
* The village is 40 km away from Guwahati and is situated near the Probitora Wildlife sanctuary. It also has a museum called the Mayong central Museum, where many old relics related to black magic are preserved.
* Mayong is also mentioned in Mahabharta. You can find the names Mayong and Pragjyotishpura (the ancient name of Assam) in many mythological epics. It is believed that Ghatotkacha of Kachari Kingdom took part in the Mahabharata after attaining magical powers from this place.
* It is known as the capital of magic and witchcraft in India. People in Mayong uses brutal tricks and unnatural methods to attain magical powers.
* Many tales of men disappearing or people being converted into animals have been associated with Mayong.
* It is believed that people from far off places used to come here to learn black magic.
* Residents believe that if one can master all the mantras, then he/she can turn a person into an animal, turn a leaf into fish and even fly and disappear.
Legends associated with the place
According to a popular legend, witches and the saints of black magic took shelter in the Mayong woods years ago. Muhammad Shah’s army of 1 lakh horsemen perished at the hands of witchcraft in a location near Mayong in 1337.
Excavators have even found swords in Mayong that resemble those used to sacrifice humans in other parts of India.
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