There are four Maidams under the Archeological Survey of India at Charaideo. These are Maidam No.1, No.2, No.3, and No.4. Though Maidams are found in all the districts of Upper Assam, Charaideo, the first capital of the Ahoms was the necropolis of almost all the Ahom Royals. Ahoms traditionally buried their dead. The Maidams are the burial mounds of the Ahom kings, queens, and nobles. The word Maidam is derived from the Thai word Phrang mai-dam or mai-tam.
Phrang mai means to put into the grave or to bury, and dam means the spirit of the dead. The exterior façade of the Maidams is hemispherical in shape. A Maidam consists of three major features: a massive vault or chamber, a hemispherical earthen mound covering the chamber with a brick structure (Chow-Chali) over it for annual offerings and an octagonal boundary wall around the base of the mound having an arched gateway on its west.
Charaideo, Sivasagar, Assam
Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 2197 mm (85.49")
Summer : Average Temperature: 31.8°C
Winter : Minimum Temperature: 9.8°C
Recommended Season to Visit : October to March.
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