In between the hills of Assam, there exist a place that has been called the land of black magic. Mayong which is located in north east of India has been center of attraction of many tourists since very long. From the cultural point of view, Mayong always deserves to be a special place in India. But, why is this place so special? There should have a solid reason behind this special treatment!
Reason is this place was and is still considered as the Indian capital of BLACK MAGIC and WITCHCRAFT. During its heydays the magic of Mayong was feared world over so much so that the word magic became synonymous with Mayong, however no one knows exactly how magic entered this land.
Although many scriptures were excavated or discovered where Mayong has been described as the place of black magic and tantrikism, but it still doesn't have a well documented history. Mayong is nearby Morigaon village in Assam. Although in Ahom kingdom's official journals which is called "buranjee" , Mayong got mentioned multiple times, still it needs a chronological history.
A village 40 kms away from Guwahati city, close to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. It is popularly believed that the name Mayong comes from the Sanskrit word for illusion, Maya. 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 practised and passed down over generations. Many ancient relics of Ayurveda and black magic are now preserved in the Mayong Central Museum.