In Assam, the popular ‘Me-Dam-Me-Fie’ festival of the Tai Ahom community is being celebrated across the State with religious fervor and traditional gaiety today. On this day, the Tai-Ahoms offer oblations to their ancestors and sacrifices to gods in traditional manner. The Tai-Ahom belief is that their worthy ancestors are still living in the Heaven. The then Ahom Kings, who ruled Assam for around six hundred years till 1826, performed this annual 'ancestor worship' initially at Charaideo, the erstwhile capital of the Ahom Kingdom, now in Sibsagar district of the State.