FROM A Correspondent
BARPETA, Sept 16: Thousands of people visited the Barpeta satra on Tuesday on the occasion of the death anniversary of Srimanta Sankardeva, which also is observed as the Kirtan Mahotsava with an extensive programme. Besides the disciples and followers of Srimanta Sankardeva and Madhabdeva several other people also gathered at the Satra since morning to witness the rituals.
Kirtan Mahotsava is being celebrated at the Barpeta Satra with a week-long programme. Recitation from the scriptures by am Kirtaniya, Ghosha Kirtaniya, Byas Kirtaniya and Gayan Bayan since September 9 has been spreading a message of spirituality in the Satra town.
After prayers and bhatima this morning, bhojan byabahar was performed at the Satra. Ghosha Kirtan and Byas Kirtan in the afternoon enchanted the disciples who gathered in large numbers. Kar Bhar was offered by the disciples of Brindaban Haati in the afternoon.
Kirtan was performed in Gakkuchi, Sundaridia, Baradi, Patbaushi, Gomura, Karakuchi, Amrikhowa, Kamarpara and all the sakha satras of Barpeta Satra with full Sattriya rituals.
Our gaon correspondent adds: Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva was also observed in gaon like other parts of the State. Thousands of people from different parts of the State visited Bordua Satra, the birth place of the saint.
Moreover, devotees visited various amghars of the district and took part in the am prasanga. The tithi was also observed in different educatiol institutions of the district.