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Assam Government takes initiative to restore lands of Historical Satras; Committee to be set-up

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The Government of Assam has decided to set up a committee to determine the entire amount of land that has been encroached upon.

Members of the Committee

Head of Committee: MLA Pradip Hazarika

Members: MLA Mrinal Saikia, MLA Rupak Sarma

MyGov Assam Post:

Satras of Assam

Sankardeva, the founder of Assamese culture, developed the Satra Institution, which is a unique feature of Vaishnavism in Assam. The satras are not only monasteries but also performing arts centers.

The first Satra was established in Majuli in the 15th century. Since then, sixty-five Satras have been established to promote ethical and socio-cultural values. In Majuli, however, there are currently only twenty-two Satras. Due to the flood and erosion damage, the others had to be relocated to safer areas.

The satras are made up of a big prayer hall facing a simple shrine, as well as monks’ dormitories and bathing tanks.

The satras also provide guest accommodations where devotees and guests can participate in Vishnu and Krishna devotion as well as enjoy traditional bhaona performances. Young bhakats (celibates) are talented artists who create masks, musical instruments, hand-fans, and door frames. Auni-ati, Kamalabari, Dakhinpat, Garamur, Samaguri, Bengena-ati, and Natun Kamalabari are some of the satras worth seeing.

Also read: ASOM SATTRA MAHASABHA APPEALS FOR SEPARATE DIRECTORATE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE SATTRAS AND NAAMGHARS

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