A second offset, under the name of the Kalang river, rejoins the parent stream a short distance above the town of Gauhati.
Gauhati is the present capital of Assam, as Mandalay was once the capital of Burma.
The middle portion of her body fell to the earth on this hill, and consecrated forever this spot near Gauhati.
The residents of Gauhati are free to visit the temple, and so, alas!
Gauhati suffered very severely from the earthquake of the 12th of June 1897.
The population is entirely rural, the only town with upwards of 5000 inhabitants being Gauhati (11,661).
Gauhati is still the headquarters of the district and of the Brahmaputra Valley division, though no longer a military cantonment.
Gauhati is an important centre of river trade, and the largest seat of commerce in Assam.