https://www.incrediblenortheastindia.com/ Assam, Barpeta Satra is a significant cultural and religious institution located in Barpeta, Assam, India. It is one of the prominent Satras (monastic institutions) associated with the Neo-Vaishnavism movement initiated by the saint-scholar Srimanta Sankardeva in the 15th century. Barpeta Satra was founded by Srimanta Madhavdeva, one of the chief disciples of Srimanta Sankardeva. It was established in the year 1583. The Satra is situated in the town of Barpeta in the Barpeta district of Assam, which is in the northeastern part of India. The Satra follows the Neo-Vaishnavism philosophy, which is a unique blend of Hindu Bhakti movement and indigenous Assamese beliefs. It promotes devotion to Lord Krishna and advocates for a simple and pious way of life. Barpeta Satra plays a vital role in preserving and propagating Assamese culture and traditions. It is a hub for various cultural activities like traditional dance (Sattriya dance), music, drama, and other art forms. The Satra is known for its impressive architecture. It typically consists of a prayer hall, living quarters for the monks, and often a Namghar (prayer house) where religious gatherings and ceremonies take place. Barpeta Satra is a popular tourist destination in Assam due to its historical and cultural significance. It attracts visitors who are interested in Assamese culture and spirituality.
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