Mayong (Assam)

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Mayong is located in Assam
Location in Assam, India
Mayong is located in India
Mayong (India)
Coordinates: 26°15′31.87″N 92°02′26.85″E / 26.2588528°N 92.0407917°E / 26.2588528; 92.0407917Coordinates: 26°15′31.87″N 92°02′26.85″E / 26.2588528°N 92.0407917°E / 26.2588528; 92.0407917
Country India
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code913678
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS

Mayong (or Mayang) is a village in Morigaon district, Assam, India. It lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, approximately 40 km (25 mi) from the city of Guwahati. Once considered the cradle of black magic in India, Mayong is a tourist attraction because of its history.[1]


The origins of the name may be based on any of several sources including the Sanskrit word Maya (illusion), the Chutia/Tiwa/Deori word Ma-yong which means mother, the Kachari word for an elephant (Miyong), or from maa for Mother Shakti and ongo meaning part.[citation needed] Some believe that Manipuris from the Moirang clan used to inhabit this area therefore; the name Moirang became Mayhong with time.[2]


Mayong along with Pragjyotishpura (the ancient name of Assam) find place in many mythological epics, including the Mahabharata. Chief Ghatotkacha of Kachari Kingdom took part in The Great Battle of Mahabharata with his magical powers. It was also said about the Mayong that the saints of black magic and the witches take shelter in mayong forest till now. According to recently published article on "Mayong - Land of Black Magic and Witchcraft" - many tales of men disappearing into thin air, people being converted into animals, or beasts being magically tamed, have been associated with Mayong. Sorcery and magic were traditionally practiced and passed down over generations. This was shown on 6 April 2019 at 10:15pm on zee news and reporter Sohail hosted the show. Also they have shown some actual magic done by villagers.


Narabali or human sacrifices were carried out in connection with the worship of Shakti until the early modern period. Excavators had recently dug up swords and other sharp weapons that resembled tools used for human sacrifice in other parts of India, suggesting that human sacrifice may have occurred in the Ahom era in Mayong. In year 1337 Mohd. Shah want to usurp asaam with the help of their 1Lakh horsemans but the people of mayong village vanished all horseman soldiers from land by their black magic powers.


Mayong is a tourist and archaeological location because of its rich wildlife, archaeology pilgrimage, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism and river tourism. [3] There are numerous archaeological relics and artefacts, including books on black magic and Ayurveda at the Mayong Central Museum and Emporium, which was opened in 2002.[4] Very close to Mayong is the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sanctuary has the highest density of one horned rhinoceros in the world.

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  1. ^ Rahman, Daulat (14 May 2009). "New light on land of black magic - Huge swords unearthed at Mayong in Assam point to human sacrifice". Retrieved 23 August 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ "Mayong: A place in Assam where magic 'cures' diseases and helps catch thieves". NewsGram. 27 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Good Morning". The Telegraph. 1 November 2002. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

3. Mayong - Land of Black Magic and Witchcraft

4. Morigaon District Administration

5. Mayong news and black magic of Mayong