Namdapha National Park and Rain forest, Assam Ecotourism and Homestay, Deban tourist lodge, Stillwell Road in Assam, Dehing Patkai Festival of Assam, Tribes of Assam and North East India

The History of the ‘Dehing Patkai’ and the Lake of No Return, the State of Assam and the Indo-Burma Border, Incredible India!

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Tour of Tribes of North East India, Eco tourism and homestays in Assam, Traditional festivals and Tribes of Assam

Celebrating Indigenous people of the Legendary Tribes of North East India – the Mishing Tribe, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East and be a part in Celebrating Indigenous people of the Legendary Tribes of North East India – the Mishing Tribe, Majuli, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Tribes of Assam

Tour of Tribes of North East India, Eco tourism and homestays in Assam, Traditional festivals and Tribes of Assam
The Mishing Tribal Lady clearing the Rice Husk at the village in the World’s largest inhabited river island of Majuli

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Tour of Tribes of North East India, Eco tourism and homestays in Assam, Traditional festivals and Tribes of Assam
The Mishing Tribal Lady at the Loom that weaves out extrinsic handlooms of Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your visit: Tribes of North East India

Tour of Tribes of North East India, Eco tourism and homestays in Assam, Traditional festivals and Tribes of Assam
The Mishing Tribal Lady brewing local alcohol at their traditional village in Majuli for a home festivity

Recommended Itinerary for your visit: Tribes of North East India

Tai Phake Ecotourism camp, Ecotourism Assam, Homestay Assam

Ecotourism stay with the Tai-Phake Tribes at the Tai Phake Ecotourism Camp, Naharkatia, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park

The Assamese Vaishnavite Monasteries – the ‘Satras’ of the Ahom Dynasty, the ‘Barpeta Satra’, Barpeta, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the marvels of the Assamese Vaishnavite Monasteries – the ‘Satras’ of the Ahom Dynasty, the ‘Barpeta Satra’ at Barpeta, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Entrance Gate of the Barpeta Satra at Barpeta in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Entrance to the Main Kirtanghar of the Barpeta Satra

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
One of the many discussion halls at the Barpeta Satra

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Premises inside the Barpeta where Sri Sri Madhavdeva resided

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The various wall paintings at the Barpeta Satra Kirtanghar

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Satra strictly forbids the entrance of Female devotees into certain areas of the main prayer halls

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Main Kirthanghar of the Barpeta Satra. The two strong pillars are of the ‘Tulsi’ plant.

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Paintings of the Walls of the Main Kirtanghar at the Barpeta Satra

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Jagmohan Ghar where the Temple monks discussed their problems

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Pond within the premises of the Satra

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The ‘Hutis’ or the Huts where the Monks of the Satras stay

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Door of the Huts where the Monks stay at Barpeta Satra – Made from Silver

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The place where Sri Sri MadhavDeva meditated and wrote most of his well renowned books and scriptures

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

Satras of Majuli Island, Assam Temple Tour, Sivasagar Ahom Dynasty, Homestay in Assam, Sustainable Tourism North East India, The Satras of Manas National Park
The Entrance to the Barpeta Satra

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Temple Tour of Guwahati, Assam

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The Assamese Vaishnavite Monasteries – the ‘Satras’ of the Ahom Dynasty, the ‘Auniati Satra’, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Established by Assamese Vaishnavite monasteries, the Satras are Institutional Centers that propagate Neo Vaishnavism across the State of Assam. An initiative of the Kings of the Ahom Dynasty, these Satras house hundreds of celibate and non-celibate ‘Bhokots’ (Monks), hold vast lands and are repositories of religious and cultural relics and artifacts.

One mentionable Satra in the State of Assam is the ‘Sri Sri Auniati Satra’ of Majuli established by Ahom King Jayaddhaja Singha in 1653 AD. The ‘Sri Sri Auniati Satra’ is the one that occupied the highest position amongst the various Satras of Assam. The slightly elevated land of the World’s Largest Inhabited River Island of Majuli was full of ‘Auni Paan’ (a kind of betel creeper plant). The term ‘Ati’ means elevated place and hence the name ‘Auniati Satra’ came into being.

The idol which receives daily worship in the ‘Satra Temple’ (Manikuta) is the idol of Lord Krishna called Govinda. This idol was originally brought from Jagannath Kshetra from Puri in Orissa and installed here with all the Vedic religious rituals. Apart from the main idol, there are also other idols for worship here. There are twelve branches of this famous ‘Satra’ in various parts of Assam.

The main branch of ‘Auniati Satra’ is at North Guwahati, just opposite to Guwahati city by the Banks of the Mighty Brahmaputra River, which was established in 1915 A.D. by His Holiness Sri Sri Kamal Dev Goswami by possessing 60 Bighas of land from Aswaklanta Temple. The 14th Satradhikar Bhagawat Bhaskar Sri Sri Hem Chandra Deva Goswami rebuilt the old ‘Satra’ in 1959 to its present condition.

The ‘Sri Sri Auniati Satra’ at Guwahati is a four-sided enclosed area with four gateways (Karapat). Centrally placed in this enclosure is a rectangular prayer-hall called the ‘Namghar’ aligned in the east-west direction. On its eastern side there is an additional independent structure called the ‘Manikut’ or the ‘Jewel-house’, the Sanctum Santorum, in which the ‘Asana’ – a wooden tetradehral structure with four carved lions is placed containing the main object of worship (usually a copy of the Bhagavat Purana in manuscript or an idol). The ‘Namghar’ is surrounded by four straight rows of huts, called ‘Hati’, in which the monks (Bhokots) reside. The ‘Adhikara’ and other high officers of the ‘Satra’ reside in the Eastern ‘Hatis’.

This ‘Satra’ plays host to many celebrations and cultural events like the ‘Bhaona’, ‘Doul Utsav’, ‘Janmasthami’ – the Birth of Lord Krishna, the ‘Raas Leela’ – the Life of Lord Krishna depicted in an Art form.

The surroundings of this ‘Satra’ is a picturesque landscape that allows a person to experience the true rural life of Assam amidst the city of Guwahati. The ‘Satra’ overlooks the Brahmaputra River and the smallest River Island of Umananda can be spotted visibly from the ‘Satra’. Surrounded by lush greens and palm trees this ‘Satra’ is a must visit during a person’s tour to Assam to witness the rich religious and cultural relics and artifacts of the Assamese Culture.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Rich and Diverse traditions of the Assamese Neo Vaishnavite culture at the Assamese Vaishnavite Monasteries – the ‘Satras’ of the Ahom Dynasty, the ‘Auniati Satra’, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Sri Sri Auniati Satra at North Guwahati in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Side View of the Sri Sri Auniati Satra in Guwahati

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

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Relics at the Auniati Satra in Guwahati

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Namghar or the Prayer Hall of the Auniati Satra in Guwahati

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Smallest River Island in the World Umananda as spotted from the Auniati Satra in Guwahti

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
Architectual Structures at the Auniati Satra in Guwahati

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
Bamboo trees surround the Auniati Satras that adds to the beauty of the Surroundings

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Hatis or the Huts where the Monks of the Satras Reside

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Satras of Majuli, the temples of Assam, North East India Temples, Majuli river island, Traditions and Festivals of North East India, Ecotourism Homestay in Assam
The Sri Sri Auniati Satra at Guwahati

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Manas National Park and North Guwahati

Festivals of Meghalaya, Ecotourism in Meghalaya, Mawphlang Eco tourism homestays and Cottages

The Monolith Festival, Mawphlang, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!