About Eight Cannons of the Ahom Period
Slip back in time as you visit the Eight Cannons of the Ahom Period located near the Kareng Ghar in Sivasagar, Assam. The Ahoms were a clan of people who were credited with great feats of bravery. The Kareng Ghar is a part if a magnificent palace built by King Rudra Simha. It was also used as a citadel. The premise was later renovated by King Rajesvara Simha – an original seven storied monument with three floors beneath ground level that was used as a garrison in those times.
The Ahoms were known for their deft architectural styles and mesmerising designs. The cannons are now placed at the Talatal Ghar, a house that’s connected by underground tunnels. You will find these cannons to be in a myriad of different sizes, each serving a specific purpose. The cannons are of various sizes. The largest cannon measures 5.70 meters long with a circumference of 3 meters. Some of them have inscriptions with the date in Saka between 1590-1615 corresponding to CE 1668-1693.
Outstanding Universal Value
It is said that the Ahoms ruled Assam valiantly across the course of the Bhramaputra valley for 6 centuries.