Kareng Ghar

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Coordinates: 26°56′12″N 94°44′43″E / 26.9366000°N 94.7452083°E / 26.9366000; 94.7452083

Kareng Ghar
Gargaon'r Kareng Ghor.JPG
View of Kareng Ghar, situated at Garhgaon
General information
Architectural style Ahom Kingdom Architecture
Location Sivasagar
Assam
India
Coordinates 26°56′12″N 94°44′43″E / 26.9366000°N 94.7452083°E / 26.9366000; 94.7452083
Construction started 1751
Client Swargadeu Shuklengmung, Rajeswar Singha
Technical details
Structural system Bricks and Indigenous type of cement

Kareng Ghar (Pron:/ˌkɑ:ɹɛŋ ˈgɑ:/, "royal palace"), also known as The Garhgaon Palace, is located in Garhgaon 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Sivasagar, in Upper Assam, India.[1] Of all Ahom ruins, the Kareng Ghar is one of the grandest examples of Ahom architecture. The palace structures were made of wood and stones. In 1747 Pramatta Singha, son of Rudra Singha, constructed the brick wall of about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) in length surrounding the Garhgaon Palace and the masonry gate leading to it.

After the destruction of the old palace it was rebuilt around 1752 as the present seven-storied structure by Rajeswar Singha (Suremphaa, 1751-1769).

The earliest constructions were commissioned by Swargadeo Rudra Singha in AD 1698.[2][3] Rangpur was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom and served as its military station.

Architecture[edit]

Kareng Ghar[edit]

After Swargadeo Rudra Singha's death, the Kareng Ghar went through many architectural alterations to its structure, which resulted in its irregular shape. From east to west, several rooms run along a long corridor; and from north to south are smaller wings. The ground floor served as stables, store rooms, and servants' quarters. The Kareng Ghar was built mainly of wood, which was largely destroyed over time. The royal apartments were on the upper storey, of which only a few rooms now remain, close to an octagonal room on the northern wing which once served as the Puja Ghar (prayer house). There are stairs leading up to the terrace. An isolated room stands on the south which is believed to have been used by the queen during her confinement.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kareng Ghar". Onlinesivasagar.com. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  2. ^ (Nath 2005:71–72)
  3. ^ "Talatal Ghar - Kareng Ghar, Sivasagar, Rangpur, Ahom royal palace,sibsagar,assam,India". Onlinesivasagar.com. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. ^ (Gogoi & 1999-2000:27)
  5. ^ (Archaeological Survey Report & 1902-3)

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