Visit to Dimapur – The Kachari ruins

( a recent visit to home;continuation…….. post 3)

“Dimapur” where faint memories of childhood, education & friends are re-posited incessantly. Dimapur is a small city but is highly commercialized and has always beckoned me time and time again: from my convent schools to the hustling and bustling streets to its famous archaeological monolithic Kachari ruins to the the much hyped Hong kong market, the local Wednesday super market; Dimapur has always been a reservoir of memories… Have tried to captivate some of these in words and pictures…………………

Border of Assam and Nagaland; Lahorijan-Dimapur.

Dimapur 1st police check post, also called as ‘Nagaland gate’

Dimapur city auditorium.

A rear view of one of the oldest Hotels in the city “Hotel Sente”

Dimapur railway station, the only railway station in Nagaland.

Dimapur flyover

Circular road, Dimapur

Holy Cross School, Dimapur Nagaland

Tenga-mora aka Mesta tenga (a sour edible plant)

Golden Muga Silk

Lau pani (rice-beer) or mod in assamese; modu in nagamese

Mod with pork blood and intestine

A rooster unfeathered, to spice up with Rum in the cold.

Bhoot jolokiya in assamese (world’s hottest chilly) Raja Mirch in Nagamese

Smoked pork in the process.

The enterance of the Kachari ruins “Rajabari Park”

The name Dimapur comes from the Kachari dialect. Etymologically di means “river”, ma means “big” and pur means “city”; in effect, the name means “the city near the great river.” By the 10th century, the kachari tribes had established in Dimapur.

Rajabari park; the kachari ruins built during the 10th century

Rajabari Park; The Kachari ruins

The historical place of Dimapur

Mysterious monoliths

Know one knows what these mysterious structures are….

A lil girl inside the park giving a pose

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