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Barpeta Satra, Assam Assam, Barpeta Satra is a famous religious and cultural institution located in Assam, India. Satras are traditional monastic institutions in the Assam region associated with the Ekasarana Dharma, a religious and cultural movement that blends Hinduism with elements of Vaishnavism. Barpeta Satra is one of the prominent Satras in Assam and holds historical and cultural significance. Barpeta Satra is situated in Barpeta town in the Barpeta district of Assam. It is approximately 100 kilometers away from the state capital, Guwahati. The Barpeta Satra was founded by Madhavdeva, a revered saint-scholar of the Ekasarana Dharma and a disciple of Srimanta Sankardeva, the chief proponent of this religious and cultural movement. It was established in the 16th century and has since been a center for religious and cultural activities. Barpeta Satra is known for its contributions to the preservation and promotion of Assamese culture, particularly the Sattriya dance form, which is a classical dance style originating from the Satras. This dance form has gained recognition and has been included as one of the classical dances of India. Barpeta Satra celebrates various festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Ras Lila, a traditional dance-drama depicting the life of Lord Krishna, is a significant festival celebrated with much enthusiasm. The Satra attracts tourists and devotees who want to experience the rich cultural heritage of Assam. The peaceful ambiance and architectural beauty make it a popular tourist destination. Barpeta Satra, like other Satras in Assam, plays a vital role in preserving and promoting the unique cultural and religious traditions of the region. It remains an essential part of Assamese heritage and continues to inspire people with its spirituality and cultural richness.

Barpeta Satra, Assam
Barpeta Satra, Assam


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