The small and eerie village of Mayong in Assam is arguably one of the strangest places you will ever visit in this mystical country. Believed to derive its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Maya’(illusion), Mayong is not the place for the light hearted to visit. The people though seem oddly at home and at unnatural ease coexisting with self proclaimed witches and warlocks. No one seems to be able to point out though, as to how the art of magic came to be in this unassuming village. Certain folklore suggests that there was once a powerful magician by the name of Chura Bez. This sorcerer had the uncanny ability to disappear into thin air by muttering simple incantations.
However, not all magic is considered dark arts here. There are plenty of spells sorcerers here use to cure people who come to them with various ailments. For example, a back ache can be cured by placing a copper plate on the back and chanting some mantras. Legend goes that if you are able to master all the mantras there are, then you can turn into whichever animal you desire. You will also have the ability to fly and make food appear out of inanimate objects.
Reportedly, people travel from as far as West Bengal, Haryana and Punjab to learn the art of sorcery here. Renowned magician P C Sorcar is said to have credited the village of Mayong as an incredible inspiration. The Mayong Central Museum exhibits artifacts of witchcraft and wizardry.
All of these are just a hear and tell source from various people and events. We never know what happened and what might happen. But if this interests you then you surely must visit India. Well whatever the truth is, if the village has piqued any curiosity within you then you must visit and see for yourself what the fact of the matter is. Not enough attention has been given to this fascinating place, and any additional information people can give is always welcome. So pack up all you seekers of adrenaline rush and head to Mayong for the thrilling adventure of a lifetime! If you are an outsider, grab your chance of booking cheap international flight tickets to India through Indian Eagle because we know how to get here with best offers and deals. Start your journey. Bon Voyage!