Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

Naamghar is a community prayer hall in Assam where people gather for religious and other cultural activities. The Neo-Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva established the Satras and the Naamghars for people to gather and engage in naam and other cultural activities. Srimanta Sankardeva inspired the pan-Indian Bhakti Movement in Assam and propagated the Ek-Sarana-Naam-Dharma or Neo-Vaishnavism.… Continue reading Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

Srimanta Sankardeva : The Pioneer of Assamese Culture

Srimanta Sankara Hari Bhokotoro Jana Jen Kalpataru Tahanto binai nai nai nai Amaro Parama Guru Nam Ghosa, Sri Madhavdeva This ghosa from Sri Madhavdeva’s Naam Ghosa places Srimanta Sankardeva as the Supreme preceptor, the guru who united the people of Assam religiously and culturally. Srimanta Sankardeva was like the holy tree, Kalpataru, who gave shelter… Continue reading Srimanta Sankardeva : The Pioneer of Assamese Culture