Khaspur ruins

Go back in time to the Kachari Kingdom at Khaspur ruins

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-10-19

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Khaspur is a small archaeological site in Silchar. Khaspur was the old name of Silchar. This ancient village belongs to the times of the Dimasa Kingdom. During the rule of the Dimasas, Khaspur was a flourished village with all the necessities. The palace of the king and the residences were built in the traditional Dimasa style.

Khaspur ruins

Khaspur Ruins

As per the Hindu Brahmins at Khaspur, the Pandavas came to the Kachari Kingdom where Bhima fell in love with Hidimbi (sister of Hidimba). Bhima married Princess Hidimbi according to the Gandharva system and a son was born to princess Hidimbi, named Ghatotkacha. He ruled the Kachari Kingdom for many decades. Thereafter, kings of his lineage ruled over the vast land of the "Dilao" river (which translates to "long river" in English), now known as Brahmaputra River for centuries until 4th century AD. It is believed that Kacharies participated in the Mahabharata war too.

Different complexes of monument never fail to attract the visitors.


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