Ziro Valley Apatani Tribes, Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, Shiva Lingam Ziro Valley, Zero Festival of Music, Dree Festival

The World’s tallest naturally formed ‘Shiva Lingam’ at the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!

Situated at around 115 kms from the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is the small town of Ziro. Even though this town is far atop the hills but people from across the world know Ziro as the place the hosts India’s largest outdoor Music Festival – ‘the Ziro Festival of Music’. Although this may suggest Ziro as a modern place where the parties and festivities cease to come to an end but it’s completely the other way around. Ziro is a quaint and silent place that is home to the ‘Apatani’ tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is only during September when the festival is held you see people from across the world coming to dance to the tunes of the renowned artists both local and global to an atmosphere very similar to ‘Sunburn Festival’ across the various Tier I cities of India!

Ziro is primarily home to the ‘Apatani’ Tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh –friendly, simple and hospitable people with an interesting culture and legacy. They are a non-nomadic, agrarian tribe who share a responsible relationship with nature. ‘Apatani’ people cultivate permanent wet land cultivation instead of dry land cultivation which involves burning forests. Ziro valley is lush with paddy farms and is known for its unique paddy cum fish cultivation where using traditional irrigation methods, farmers rear fish in the knee-deep water. Keeping them company are the adorable, shy, and harmless Indian Bison. Around here, they are called ‘Mithun’ and considered auspicious and are very tasty too!

The largest naturally formed Shivling in the world has been discovered not quite long ago by the people of Arunachal Pradesh in here at Ziro Valley. The Archeological Survey of India(ASI) has made many visits there for observation and many devotees of Lord Shiva have been visiting this place in the recent months to have a view and worship this awesome Shiv Lingam.

A miraculous discovery of Shiva Lingam at the Sidheswar Nath Temple took place on the 1st fortnight of July’2004. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is the month of Shravana, a sacred month to worship Lord Shiva. A Nepalese, Mr. Prem Subha was cutting tree standing at the right of the Lingam. The tree was expected to fell just over it, fortunately, nothing harmed it and the tree landed a few meters away from the Lingam. He felt surprised over it and looked at the rising stone. Suddenly something struck in his mind and realized that it was not a mere stone. It stood clearly visible which appealed him to believe it as Shiva Lingam. Being fully inspired with his beliefs, he started telling the people all about what he had seen and what had happened.

The mystery of this Lingam in Ziro Valley has obviously mentioned in the SHIVAPURANA in 17th chapter of the ninth section (Nava Khand ke Satrahwa Adhyaya) edition 1893 that the tallest Shiva Lingam will appear at a place which will be called Lingalaya and the later the whole will be known as Arunachal.

Now it makes everyone belief about the reality of its appearance. There one can see not only the Lingam but also the image of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha with trunk turning leftward. It is also said that the goddess of water, the Ganga lives with Lord Shiva. Therefore, the constant flow of water from the base of the Lingam can be clearly seen.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness an Epitome of Faith ~ the World’s tallest naturally formed Shiva Lingam in the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!
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Welcome to the Sidheswar Nath Temple at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The World’s Tallest Naturally formed Shiva Lingam at Ziro Valley

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The Shiva Lingam at the Sidheswar Nath Temple at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Tallest Naturally formed Shiva Lingam in the World at the Sidheswar Nath Temple in Ziro Valley

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View from atop the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh during the journey to Ziro Valley

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The lush greens of the Ziro Valley

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Traditional Apatani Tribal houses at Ziro Valley

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The trees planted by the Apatani Tribes during their arrival at Ziro Valley

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Rantu Pussa of Hari Rantu ~ Trees planted by the Apatani Tribes during ancient time to mark their voyage to Ziro Valley

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Traditional Apatani Tribal homes at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Agricultural grounds of the Apatani Tribes of Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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Chaolung Sukapha Ahom, Ahom Kingdom Sivasagar, Lachit Borphukan, Ahom Dynasty Assam, Majuli Island Assam, Jorhat Thengal Manor, Assam Tea Tourism

The Assamese Vaishnavite Monasteries ~ ‘Satras’ of the Ahom Dynasty, the ‘Auniati Satra’, Island of Majuli, 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.

With around 550 residents of udasin vaishnavs, the Sri Sri Auniati Satra established at Majuli in 1663 A.D., has been the epicenter of the Vaishnavism and Satriya culture in Assam. In addition to the regular holy practices in the Satra, numerous literary pursuits like  biographical works of the Vaishnavite Saints, cultural compositions of ‘bhaonas’, ‘Satriya songs and dances’, religious publications and preaching related to religious and societal works are the core activities of the Auniati Satra. The Satriya ritual activities of the Auniati Satra include Sharana, Bhajan, Nam-Prasanga, religious festivals and related devotional performances for the pleasure of Lord Govinda. The Satradhikar, Deka Satradhikar, Govindapuriya with theirvaishnava disciples lead an udasin life (celibacy and purely devoted to the thinking of God).

The main prayer in the Auniati Satra continues from morning till evening everyday and is being continued without interruption for more than last 350 years. The Satriya performances are usually a regular devotion to Lord Govinda by the vaishnavs in the Satra in the general prayer hall (Naam-ghar). In addition, there are also special performances devoted to Lord in presence/ supervision of the Satradhikar on various occasions and festivals. These festivals are Paal-naam, Raas-leela, Janmastami, Holi, Dewali, Bohag Bihu (Assamese New Year), Kati Bihu etc. Thedeath anniversaries of the past Satradhikaras and the Vaishnavite Gurus are also ritually celebrated.

The Satriya performances of the Auniati Satra include various forms of prayers, dances and religious theatrical shows based on the great Indian epics of Puranas, Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Srimad-Bhagawat etc. The foremost dance performances of SriSri Auniati Satra are Natua, Apsara, Sutradhar, Ozapali (Panchali and Dulari), Sali, Jumura, Krishna Gopi Nritya, Maati Akhara andGayan-Bayan. The Songs (Satriya Geeta) includes Gayana Geet, Ozapali Geet, Janmastami Geet, Raas-Geet, Gopal Bairagya Geet, Raja Gharia Geet, Guru Bandana, Deva Bandana & Natarmajar Geet. Naama , Hiya Nam, Deeha Nam, Sabahua Nam, Bairagi Nam, Nam Mangal, Ghosa Mangal, Ras Mangal,Bairaginam, Barnam etcOne of the significant festivals of Sri Sri Auniati Satra is Palnaam, commencing from the 25th day of Assamese Kartika Month to the 29th day of the same. Thousands of followers (disciples) gather in the main Majuli satra for offering their prayers during these days. 

Other major activities include the spiritual guidance (preaching) called Sharan, Bhajan and Malamantradan under the direct supervision of the Satradhikar or his delegates. The Auniati Satra with its head quarter in Majuli has two more focal establishments in North Guwahati and Kaliapani (Teok) with more than 1 million followers across the country. The Satra upholds the pride of performing cultural Satriya programmes as invited delegation across the country including National programmes like Republic day celebration at New Delhi, presentation at Rashtrapati Bhawan (for the President of India), National Cultural festivals at National Museum, New Delhi, Jodhpur, Rajashthan, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu etc. etc.

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’, the Island of Majuli, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your visit: Visit Kaziranga, Majuli & Sivasagar

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The Auniati Satra at Majuli River Island

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The ‘Monikut’ within the premises of the Auniati Satra in Assam

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The Namghar of the Auniati Satra

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The ‘Namghar’ or the place of Worship at the premises of the Auniati Satra in Assam

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The Auniati Satra at Majuli

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The main Branch of the Auniati Satra at Guwahati

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Traditional Masks kept on display at the home of Hem Chandra Goswami

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Hem Chandra Goswami Mask Making specialist Majuli

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The Auniati Satra

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The Hutis where the monks of the Auniati Satra Reside

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The beautiful landscape of Majuli Island

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Crossing River Brahmaputra aboard a Ferry Boat to reach the Island of Majuli from Neemati Ghat

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The Mighty Brahmaputra near Majuli Island

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

Srimanta Shankardeva, who had spearheaded the Neo-Vaishnava Bhakti movement in Assam and its neighborhood, was the harbinger of an extra-ordinary resurgence in the life of this region. The movement had sample ramifications – spiritual, social, cultural, literacy and artistic. Saint and visionary, poet and dramatist, musician and painter – Srimanta Sankardeva was a many-splendorous personality. Ably and enthusiastically assisted by his equally gifted spiritual heir Madhavdeva, Sankardeva galvanized the diverse ethnic elements of the society into a unified and inspired mass with the lofty ideal of service to God through service to humanity. The Sankardeva movement broke down the irrational barriers of caste, creed and ritualism, and brought the newly emergent society into close touch with the finest spiritual and cultural values that have been the hallmarks of the Indian Civilization.

It was largely due to the deep and pervasive influence of the teachings of Srimanta Sankardeva that the Assamese society had come to acquire certain outstanding traits that still mark it out from those of most parts of India.

The Bordowa Satra in the present Nagaon district of Assam was founded by Srimanta Sankaradeva. It is named as SRI SRI BATADRAVA THAN. Srimanta Sankaradeva set up the first ever Kirtanghar here in 1468. The importance of this place is also derived from the fact that the Religious Guru was born at Alipukhuri – Bordowa in 1449. After returning from his 12 year long pilgrimage in 1493, he started preaching his Vaishnavite religious ideas here regularly and systematically. His ideas were based on Bhagavata Purana.

The Bordowa Satra is the first Satra set up by Srimanta Sankaradeva for propagation of EKA SARANA NAMA DHARMA founded by him. He also built the ‘Monikut’ together with Kirtanghar or Namghar and the ‘Cari-Hati’ (four clusters of quarters) for accommodation of his disciples. This full-fledged Than complex came up in 1509. Simhasana or Guru Asana (the Altar of God) was placed in the Monikut with the holy scripture ‘Bhagavata’ on it without any idol.

Srimanta Sankaradeva used to practice his religious activities everyday at the Kirtanghar along with his follower devotees. His religion EKA SARANA NAMA DHARMA is very simple. There is no unnecessary ritual in his order. Srimanta Sankaradeva advocated ‘EKA DEVA, EKA SEVA, EKA BINEY NAHI KEWA’, which means one should worship none but one God, who is Lord Krishna. Bordowa became the center of his religious activities. As such, Batadrava has been regarded as the Dvitiya Vaikuntha (second heaven). Srimanta Sankaradeva used to write scriptures sitting below one Shilikha (Myrobalan) tree near the Kirtanghar. That tree is still alive even after over six hundred years, which is a wonder. Devotees from all over the world come here to see this sacred tree also.

Srimanta Sankaradeva left Bordowa in 1516 along with his followers consequent upon incessant conflicts between his kinsmen and some other people. He spent the remaining half of his life in Rowta, Gangmow,Dhuwahata, Patbausi, Kochbehar etc. Later his grandson Chaturbhuj’s wife Kanaklata rediscovered the Bordowa Satra with the help of the Ahom and Tiwa people. She restored the Than to the previous glory.

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 ‘Bordowa Satra’, Nagaon, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: The Satras of the Ahom Dynasty Tour of Assam

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The Bordowa Satra at Nagaon in Assam

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Welcome to the Bordowa Satra at Nagaon in Assam

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The ‘Monikut’ within the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Age Speaks ~ a 90 year old Neo Vaisnavite Monk standing with the 600 year old tree at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The Main Prayer Hall or the ‘Namghar’ at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The Well that was used by the Holy Guru to to draw water during his stay at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The ‘Namghar’ or the place of Worship at the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Devotees listening religiously to the hymns of the followers of Srimanta Sankardeva at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Ancient Relics kept on display at the Meseum within the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The Bordowa Satra at Nagaon in Assam

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Utensils of Wood used by the Great Saint Srimanta Sankardeva kept at the Museum inside the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Ancient Relics kept on display at the Museum in the premises of the Bordowa Satra at Nagaon in Assam

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The ‘Pukhuri’ or the Large Pond at the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Devotees offering their prayers at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Devotees prepare their own meal at the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Pictorial Graphics on the Walls of the Bordowa Satra at Nagaon in Assam

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the Traditional ‘Bota’ of the Assamese culture where the guests are welcomed with a ‘Gamusa’ and Betelnut

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Where the ‘Guru of the Asuras’ worshiped Lord Shiva ~ the Sukreswar Temple, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The Sukreswar Temple is located on the Sukreswar or Itakhuli hill on the south bank of river Brahmaputra in the Panbazar locality of Guwahati city and is dedicated in the honor of Lord Shiva. This Temple was constructed in 1744 during the reign of the Ahom King Pramatta Singha (1744–1751). King Rajeswar Singha (1751–69) who also promoted cause of the Saiva cult made financial provisions for the Sukreswar Temple in 1759.

As per ancient legends, it is believed that Sage Sukra (the Guru of the Asuras) had his hermitage on this hillock and he used to worship his Lord Shiva in this temple. Originally dating back to the 18th century, the temple is believed to have the largest Shiva Lingam or phallic emblem in India. The Kalika Purana identifies the hillock as Hastigiri hills due to its shape like the hump of an elephant.

Leading down from the temple compound is a long flight of steps to the Brahmaputra river. This place is specially attracted by the tourists because one can enjoy the natural beauty and religious aroma near the bank of Brahmaputra River. One can gain the pleasure of splendid dawn and dusk if he sits on the steps of Sukreswar Ghat. The view moving boats on the river and the local Hindu people performing puja in honor of their relatives who have left this world, children and older people bathing bestow you to move far from the din and congested life. The adjacent embankment is used for holy bathing and performing rituals. It is believed that the dead gain peaces if the post – death rituals are performed here.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the place where the ‘Guru of the Asuras’ worshiped Lord Shiva ~ the Sukreswar Temple, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your travel: Temple Tour of Guwahati and Hajo

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The Entrance to the Sukreswar Temple at Guwahati in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your travel: Temple Tour of Guwahati and Hajo

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The Shrine of the Sukreswar Temple at Guwahati in Assam

Recommended Itinerary for your travel: Temple Tour of Guwahati and Hajo

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The Sree Sree Mahaprabhu Sukrewar Devalaya where the Shiva Linga in kept at the Sukreswar Temple

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The Sree Sree Janardan Devalaya Premises at the Sukreswar Temple in Guwahati

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Temple of Assam, Ahom Dynasty Assam, Kamakhya Temple Guwahati, Shakti Peetha Guwahati, River Brahmaputra Assam
The Shrine of the Sukreswar Temple at Guwahati in Assam

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The Vishu Janardan Site premises at the Sukreswar Ghat in Guwahati

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The View of the River Brahmaputra from the Sukreswar Ghat near the Temple at Guwahati in Assam

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The Entrance to the Sukreswar Temple at Guwahati

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Magnificent view of the River Brahmaputra from the Sukreswar Ghat at Guwahati

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‘An Epitome of Faith’ ~ the Doul Govinda Temple, North Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Situated on the northern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, the temple of Shri Shri Doul Govinda at North Guwahati is one of the most revered shrines of Lord Krishna. Historical reference to this temple dates back to more than two centuries ago. But folklores hint at an even earlier age for the famous idol of Lord Krishna present at the shrine. Although mostly worshiped by Vaishnavites and Hindus, the temple is thronged by people from all religions, castes and communities. It is believed that the Lord grants the wishes of anyone who offers prayers at this temple with a pure heart.

History ~

Miraculous was the Advent of Lord Doul-Govinda who had remained underground in the quiet woods Sandhya-Jhar near village JEKERIA in Rongia Subdivision of Kamrup district. It is said a milch cow was noticed by people to have gone to the same woods every pre-dawn, freeing herself of the cow-shed where her Brahmin owner used to rope her at night. The cow used to take her stand at a fixed spot whereupon milk flowed spontaneously from her udder on a Birina grass bush. This uncommon phenomenon reached the ears of the Sadar-Amin of Nalbari who was none but the late Gargaram Barooah of Rajaduar, North Guwahati, father of the late Anunda Ram Barooah, the first Assamese to hold the ICS under the British regime, and later a great Sanskrit scholar and Orientalist of worldwide fame. One morning Sadar Amin Gargaram Barooah set out for the woods on back of an elephant to see for himself the uncommon sight and he surprised to find a magnificent Image of Lord Sri Krishna playing the flute, when he got the spot excavated.

Sadar-Amin Gargaram Barooah received the Image of Lord Krishna with great reverence and ceremoniously brought the Image in a procession with pomp and grandeur, band beating etc. to his home village Rajadooar where, as advised by his Guru, he installed Lord’s Image as a deity at his village Namghar with Puja-Archana (rituals of worship), in co-operation of his kinsmen and co-villagers. Meanwhile the annual Holi-Festival was nearing in the month of Faguna and the members were in great dilemma, for until then original Namghar deity had been the image of Lord Shyam Rai, another form of Lord Sri Krishna, and unable to decide as to which of the two deities they should place on the doul during the Holi festival days, It is said that priest prayed and left the decision to be indicated by the two deities for resolution of the impasse, and to his surprise, the priest found on the following morning the new image of Lord Sri Krishna to have taken stand a few inches ahead of the image of Lord Shyam Rai on the altar. The priest and members of the Namghar had no difficulty in deciding the preference and they accordingly installed the new image of Lord Sri Krishna on the Doul was an outhouse temple at the courtyard of the Namghar for celebrating the Holi festival.

Since then, the new image of Lord Sri Krishna came to be recognized as Lord Doul Govinda. After some time, the image of Lord Shyam Rai fell down from the throne of the Namghar and lost one hand. Thus the idol of Lord Shyam Rai got itself removed from the sanctum of the Mandir.

The Doul Govinda Temple Today ~

The first structure of Doul Govinda Temple was erected more than one hundred and fifty years ago but it was again renovated in 1966. The Doul Govinda Mandir in Assam is famous for its Holi celebrations in the month of February – March. Holi is observed by the local people for five days with various programs and about five thousand Pilgrims are always assembled at the Mandir premises during this time.

Daily activities of the Doul Govinda Temple start early, with the opening of the doors at seven in the morning. The priest bathes the idol and then performs the Archana. The worshipers start coming in from an hour after this, which continues till the end of the day. In between that, the temple remains closed during the afternoon. In the evening the Arati is performed by singing devotional songs or Kirtaan. Prasada followed by Bhoga is distributed among the devotees in open hall, during afternoon hours daily. A good number of devotees contribute to the temple Management to offer Bhoga and Sarai on their behalf with or without craving. Such devotees get some amount of Bhoga for taking home from the counter.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness ‘An Epitome of Faith’ ~ the Doul Govinda Temple, North Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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

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Jungleideas welcomes you to the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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Idol of Lord Ganesha at the Entrance of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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The Entrance to the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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The Deity inside the Temple Premises of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati

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Inside the Premises of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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Oil Lamps inside the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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The Temple of Lord Krishna inside the premises of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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Inside the premises of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati in Assam

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Rock Stones Inside the Doul Govinda Temple Premises at North Guwahati in Assam

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The Idol of Lord Ganesha at the Entrance of the Doul Govinda Temple at North Guwahati

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Kanai Barasi Rock Inscriptions near the Doul Govinda Temple that speak of the might of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam

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The Neo-Vaishnavite Institutional Centers and the Prayer Halls of the Assamese Community – the ‘Satras’ and ‘Namghars’, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

The preaching initiated by the Great reformer of Assam, Srimanta Sankardeva, are practiced widely across the State in two unique institutions – the Satras and the Namghars, both of which are deeply associated with the social, cultural as well as religious life of the Assamese society. The Satra institution is one of the most distinguishing feature of Assamese Neo-Vaisnavism Cult. The Satra, literally meaning ‘holy areas’, is a network of decentralized monasteries each headed by a Guru (teacher) designated as the Satradhikar.  The Namghars which are found across the State of Assam are an ‘extended wing’ or a ‘miniature replica’ of the Satra institution.

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The Barpeta Satra at Barpeta near Guwahati in Assam

The Satras and the Namghars both, are basically a place of religious worship. It is at these places of worship in Assam where people gather to sing praised of the Lord and seek spiritual solace. The most important area inside the premises of these institutions is the Kirtanghar. The Kirtanghar is the nerve center of the entire place generally located in the center of the premises of the Satra that is surrounded with houses for the devotees within the compound its four sides. It is a long and open hall, where the devotees sit together to sing the glory of God. There is no idol in the altar, but only a book, generally the ‘Bhagavata Gita’, symbolizing God. In addition to prayers and cultural functions, religious discourses are also held in the Kirtanghar.

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Inside the Namghar of the Barpeta Satra where the Kirtanghar is located

The first stage of evolution of the Satras in Assam began with Srimanta Sankardeva. However, it was during the time of the equally able disciples of Sankardeva i.e. Madhavdeva and Damordeva that the Satra institution attained the glorious phase of its growth. The architectural structure of the Satra also received the final shape during this period. It thus came to possess the prayer hall (Namghar) and the Manikut with the wooden throne (Singhasana) attached to the former and containing a sacred scripture. By the middle of the 17th century, the Satra institution, firmly established itself and the royal authority had to accord recognition to Srimanta Sankardeva’s faith. Subsequently, the Ahom kings and nobles accepted Neo-Vaisnavism. The Satras played a great role in the social life of the people. One component of the Satra institution, the Kirtanghar, became an integral part of every Assamese village in Assam over time. It became popular by another name too, the Namghar. Over time it came to be an integral part of every Hindu village of Assam. As a result every Assamese village came under the religious influence of one Satra or the other and its influence even penetrated gradually into the neighbouring tribal areas. The Satras gave Assam a rich religious literature, besides reviving and popularizing the art of classical music and dance.

The establishment of the village Namghar came about with the idea of popularizing the Neo-Vaisnavite faith to the masses. The Namghar came to serve as a forum of not only religious but also socio-cultural activities of the community. The village Namghar has for the last four hundred years has been serving as the village public hall: it is at once a village prayer hall, a cultural center and a ‘village court’, thereby providing a common forum for the villagers to assemble in an atmosphere of goodwill and cooperation. The Namghar becomes the venue for congregational chanting of prayers, singing of Borgeets or classical devotional songs composed by Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Madhavdeva and enactment of Bhoanas – a cultural art event on various occasions. No discrimination is made in terms of class or caste in distributing roles in the Bhaonas held at the Namghar.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Grandeur of the Neo-Vaishnavite Institutional Centers and the Prayer Halls of the Assamese Community – the ‘Satras’ and ‘Namghars’, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Visit Kaziranga, Majuli & Sivasagar

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Home to Oldest Burning Oil Lamp in the World – the Dhekiakhuwa Bornamghar at Jorhat

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The Entrance to the Auniati Satra at Guwahati in Assam

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Inside the Auniati Satra Namghar at Guwahati in Assam

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The Namghar of the Auniati Satra

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The Margherita Namghar at Margherita

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The ‘Monikut’ within the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The ‘Namghar’ or the place of Worship at the premises of the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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Age Speaks ~ a 90 year old Neo Vaisnavite Monk standing with the 600 year old tree at the Bordowa Satra in Assam

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The Auniati Satra at Majuli River Island

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The Uttar Kamalabari Satra at Majuli Island

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The Garmur Satra at Majuli Island

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The Prayer Hall at the Garmur Satra in majuli

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The Uttar Kamalabari Satra at Majuli River Island

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The Museum at the Garmur Satra in Majuli River Island

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Golden Pakkoda Temple, Tengapani Temple Arunachal, Walong Tourism, India China War Walong, Dong Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Tourism

Your one stop destination for Spiritual Tourism – the Golden Pagoda Temple, Tengapani, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!

What would you picture when you see an army of 300 architects working on one single project? Yes! True! An amazing wonder of a Construction that will surely be a breathtaking spectacle to your eyes! This wonder of a project is located in the tinsel town of Tengapani at the State of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Better known to the locals, a population of the Legendary Tai-Khamti Tribal people of North East India, as the ‘Kongmu-kham’ that we would prefer to call as the ‘Golden Pagoda Temple’.

The Golden Pagoda is located at Tengapani (also known as Chongkham), a town of an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty,inspiring pagodas,temples and a robust cuisine.The vast expanse of Chongkham-Namsai area have a lush green forest, rich and colorful flora and fauna,exotic orchids and is criss-crossed by dozens of rivers and rivulets and tributaries of Lohit river. Chongkham is bounded in the north by the commanding snow ranges of the last fringes of ‘Himalayan Hump’ and the descending misty mountains of Patkai range to its east while its South and West opens and stretches upto the Brahmaputra valley in Assam. The Patkai range has numerous passes through which the Ahoms poured into Assam from Burma and established Ahom rule in Assam which lasted upto 600 years.The Ahoms were followed by Tai Khamtis centuries later who again established their dominance in Sadiya and Tengapani area. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book landscapes, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Chongkham a unique experience. Chongkham is essentially a tea town.

Kongmu-kham or the Golden Pagoda is a temple complex spread over 20 hectares of land built in a Burmese architectural design with a beautiful garden around it. The temple complex has a shrine hall which has a huge Buddha statue in meditating pose inside it. The shrine hall has four entrances on east,north,west and south directions. Main entrance to the hall faces north. The Buddha image inside faces north. The main entrance to the Golden Pagoda complex faces east, the direction that Buddha achieved Enlightenment. The Buddha statue was donated by Ven Prakhu Pabhavana, Chief monk of Wat Aranjikavas temple of Thailand.Each of the four entrances of the shrine hall is guarded by a pair of mythical lions. On four corners of the outer base of the main shrine are a bell, Vasundri or the witness to the offerings made in the temple, a monk and four deities. A pond near the entrance gate and a Ashoka pillar on the eastern side of the main shrine are some of the main features of the Golden Pagoda complex. The Golden Pagoda complex houses a spacious shrine hall, a meditation hall, a multipurpose hall, a guest house, a library, a monastery to accommodate around 100 Bhikkhus and living quarter for the monks.

A head start from the National Park of Dibru-Saikhowa at Tinsukia and an hour long drive across majestic tea gardens crossing the town of Doom Dooma will lead you to this grandeur of a place, a memoir that will surely fit this quote into it perfectly:

“It is better to travel well than to arrive” ~ Gautam Buddha

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness your one stop destination for Spiritual Tourism – the Golden Pagoda Temple, Tengapani, the State of Arunachal  Pradesh, Incredible India!

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Excellent view of the Golden Pakoda Temple at night at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh in India

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The Status of Lord Buddha inside the Golden Pakoda Temple at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Front View of the Golden Pakoda Temple at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh in India

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The Roads across the Tea County that will reach you to the Golden Temple at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh

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Borders Roads Organization of India welcomes you to Tengapani and Chowkham in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Golden Pagoda Temple at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh in India

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Tea County amidst the Paradise Unexplored to reach the Golden Pagoda Temple at Tengapani in Arunachal Pradesh in India

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Golden Pagoda Temple Namsai, Choukham Paas, Namsai Temple Arunachal
The beautiful Golden Pagoda Temple at Namsai

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The Buddha Statue within the Golden Pagoda premises

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