About Dhemaji District
Full of natural beauty, Dhemaji District of Assam is located in the north eastern era of the country on the north bank of Brahmaputra River. Basically this district consists its boundry by the hilly region of Arunachal Pradesh in the north and in the east with the Lakhimpur district in the west and by the Brahmaputra River in the South. Covering a total area of 3237 sq kms the district headquarter is situated at Dhemaji. This district is lying at an elevation of 104 metres from the sea level.
History of Dhemaji District
From the origin the present area of Dhemaji District was only a part of the Lakhimpur District of Assam with the headquarters at Dibrugarh. Dhemaji has achieved the status of sub-division in 1971 and finally, it was declared as an autonomous district of Assam with Jonai Bazar and Dhemaji sub-divisions in the year of 1989. The history says, there was a river, which caused unanticipated flood. As a result, the river was believed to be an evil spirit. According to Assamese, the words flood and playing are known as `Dhal` and `Dhemali` respectively. So later on It came to be known as `Dhal Dhemali`. After some years, the word `Dhal` was removed and `Dhemali` came to be known as `Dhemaji`.
Places of interest in Dhemaji
Famous Brahmaputra River runs from east to west in the southern part of the Dhemaj . Various tributaries of this river including Jiadhal, Moridhal, Telijan, Kaitongjan, Dihingia, Laipulia Nadi, Kapurdhuwa, Sissi, Gai, Tangani and Guttong borning from Arunachal Pradesh in the north.
One of the major attraction of Assam Gerukamukh is situated at a distance of 44 Km from the district Head Quarter. Very well communication is provided from Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Guwahati to this place. The most interesting thing to observe here is the Gerukamukh Sobansiri, the largest tributary of Brahmaputra which touches the plains from the hills giving a gigantic scenery. This is also popular as a picnic spot.
From ancient time, Goddess Malinihis place has been worshipped here. It issituated at only 42 kms away from Dhemaji. A lots of historical monuments can also be observed here which have been excavacated from the place.
Maa Manipuri Than
This famous place of worship placed at a distance of 25 km in the south west wards of Dhemaji. It was established by the Ahom King Gourinath Singha as a monument.
The legend history of Dhemaji says that Bamuni Konwar The son of then Ahom King Tyao Khamti was born in this place. The Dol or Temple Was established on account of Bamuni Konwar's mother Ghuguhi and it is located at a distance of 17 km in south west of Dhemaji.