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                        History of Jorhat

Jorhat, also known as Jorehaut, means two hats or mandis-“Macharhat” and “Chowkihat” which existed on the two different banks of the river Bhogdoi during the 18th Century, Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom. In the year 1794 the Ahom King Gaurinath shifted the capital from Sibsagar while Rangpur to Jorhat. This town was completely destroyed in 1817 on Burmese Invasions.  But under British rule, this historical town reemerged. Presently, Jorhat is on its road to utopic modernization with many commercial and non commercial establishments setting foot on its soil. The families of the Baruahs, the Sharmas, the Singhs, the Doss have been the most influential families in transforming the once sleepy city into a bustling and a well organised city.

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