Wadagokgre is one of the most intriguing destinations in West Garo Hills that anyone can visit. It is ideal for those interested in history and civilization. It is a wonderful way to learn about India's history by visiting this location. The structure and the way it was built speak volumes about the era.
The Archaeological Survey of India conducted an excavation in the area and discovered that it was one of the largest cities, as well as a religious center, that was cast out of the Brahmaputra River in the fourth century A.D. This says a great deal about the existence of this location over the years. In the current scenario, the history of any location is critical to the development, customs, and traditions of that location
Wadagokgre has a long and distinguished history. It not only reflects a new direction in life, but it also reflects the authentic and interesting past of the location.
The excavation done by Archaeological revealed that the Wadagokgre township was swarming with Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as a mix of the two, which is widely practiced in the area. It's fascinating to learn about the fusion of these two very different religions.
It also provides an individual with a new and different perspective. It exemplifies how one can adapt, believe, and practice two different religions while living a fulfilling life. It gives a new meaning to the term "way of life." This religious fusion demonstrates that the principles of all religions are the same; it's just how we interpret them that differs.
Most people are familiar with the well-known river Brahmaputra. The Yarlung Tsangpo River has its origins in the Manasarovar Lake region, near Mount Kailash, on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet. It flows through the Himalayas in beautiful canyons (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh from southern Tibet (India). The Brahmaputra basin covers an area of 5,80,000 square kilometers up to its confluence in Bangladesh. The average width of the Brahmaputra is 5.46 kilometers.
If you look closely at the history of this town, you will be surprised to learn that this ancient township was built on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. It flowed through the area nearly 2000 years ago. The entire town was fortified, and tanks and temples made of burned bricks could be found on the premises. To everyone's surprise, not a single bone was discovered in the entire area.
Wadagokgre is split into two sections. Upper and Lower Wadagokgre.
a) Upper Wadagokgre
Upper Wadagokgre village is in the Selsella Tehsil of Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district. It is located 24 kilometers from the sub-district headquarters in Selsella and 64 kilometers from the district headquarters in Tura. It's a small village with a population of only 269 people. According to the 2011 Population Census, there are approximately 123 males and 146 females. However, one must know that in comparison to Meghalaya, Upper Wadagokgre village has a lower literacy rate. Upper Wadagokgre village had a literacy rate of 30.94 percent in 2011, compared to Meghalaya's rate of 74.43 percent. Male literacy in Upper Wadagokgre is 34.34 percent, while female literacy is 28.23 percent.
Upper Wadagokgre village has approximately 60 houses. It's easy to describe it as a close-knit community. Upper Wadagokgre village is administered by the Sarpanch (Head of Village), an elected representative of the village, according to the Indian constitution and the Panchayati Raaj Act. Upper Wadagokgre's nearest town is Selsella.
b) Lower Wadagokgre
Lower Wadagokgre is a medium-sized village in the Selsella Block of the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, home to 54 families. According to the 2011 Population Census, the Lower Wadagokgre village has a population of 276 people, 131 of whom are males and 145 of whom are females. The difference between the upper and lower Wadagokgre is not huge. It falls along the same lines.
Lower Wadagokgre village has 52 children aged 0 to 6, accounting for 18.84 percent of the total population. Lower Wadagokgre village has an average Sex Ratio of 1107, which is higher than the Meghalaya state average of 989. According to the census, the Lower Wadagokgre has a child sex ratio of 1000, which is higher than the Meghalaya average of 970.
Lower Wadagokgre village's literacy rate is lower than that of Meghalaya. Lower Wadagokgre village had a literacy rate of 62.05 percent in 2011, compared to Meghalaya's rate of 74.43 percent.
Just like Upper Wadagokgre, the Lower Wadagokgre village is also administrated by a Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village as per the constitution of India and the Panchyati Raaj Act.
Booking a tourist vehicle from Tura will get you to Wadagokgre. It is one of the most convenient methods of getting to this town.
Even though unlike other places in Meghalaya, it lacks a magnificent waterfall, a well-known cave, or a mythological creature, it is an integral part of Indian history. This location is representative of Indian diversity. It is also unusual to build a town on the banks of a river, particularly the Brahmaputra. It is a significant archaeological site that can also provide a glimpse of raw land from an earlier era. This is an ideal location for archaeologists and explorers.
It is unquestionably a must-visit destination for nature lovers and enthusiasts!