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Guwahati (Assamese pronunciation: [ɡuaɦati]) is the biggest city of the Indian state of Assam and also the largest metropolis in northeastern India. Dispur, the capital of Assam, is in the circuit city region located within Guwahati and is the seat of the Government of Assam. A major riverine port city along with hills, and one of the fastest growing[12] cities in India, Guwahati is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra.[13] The city is known as the “gateway to North East India”.[14][15]

The ancient cities of Pragjyotishpura and Durjaya (North Guwahati) were the capitals of the ancient state of Kamarupa.[16] Many ancient Hindu temples like the Kamakhya TempleUgratara TempleBasistha TempleDoul Govinda TempleUmananda TempleNavagraha TempleSukreswar TempleRudreswar TempleManikarneswar Devalaya, Aswaklanta Temple, Dirgheshwari Temple, Asvakranta Temple, Lankeshwar Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple, Shree Ganesh Mandir, Shree Panchayatana Temple, Noonmati, and the like, are situated in the city, giving it the title of “The City of Temples”.[17]