Mayong in Assam is also known as the Land of Black Magic, and once considered the cradle of black magic in the country. It is also the biggest hub for black magic in Asia and also known as Indian capital of black magic. Witch hunting in now a major social stigmas in Assam. Mayong is today a place of tourist attraction because of its history.
During the medieval period in ancient India, Mayong is said to remain the Indian Capital of Black Magic and Witchcraft.
Mayong is also a hot-spot for tourism and archaeology because of its rich wildlife, archaeology pilgrimage, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism and river tourism.
Some people say the name Mayong comes from the word “Maya” since it is considered as the land of illusion.
Mayong is full of supernatural stories. It is said that people came from far off and abroad to learn magic here.
It is said that in Mayong, every second person knows the art of black magic, passed on through generations by word of mouth, although a veil of secrecy shrouds this esoteric practice.
Seeing the negative consequences of Witch Hunting, people from various organizations including the Government have come forward to eradicate this evil practice from our society. A law known as the ‘The prevention of Witch Practices Act’ was also passed by the government in 1999 to fight against this practice.