Nagaon: On the holy Occasion of the 450th death anniversary of the great Vaishnavite saint and Social Reformer Srimanta Sankardev, his birthplace Batadrava, was resounded with spiritual and religious zeal from morning onwards.
Today is the Vaishnavite saint, Social reformer Srimanta Sankardev's 450th death anniversary. On this auspicious day, right from the morning onwards, the Satras and the Namghars located across the state have been resounded with Guru Vandana- Nam-prasang.
Sankardev's Tirobhav Tithi is also celebrated with extreme spiritual and religious zeal at his birthplace Batadrava, Nagaon. Devotees in large numbers including youths gathered today at Batadrava Thaan in the morning offered their prayers, took part in Nam Pransang and recalled the great 15th Century Vaishnavite saint on his death anniversary.
Women devotees were seen performing Nagara Naam/Diha Naam. It is to be mentioned here that Various Satriya Cultural sessions including performing of Ankiya Bhaonas written by Sankardev were held during the evening hours today.
Also, the Tirobhava Tithi of Sri Sri Sankardeva was observed at Kaliabor with fervour today. At every naam ghar, people observed the tithi performing naam-prasanga. People, irrespective of age, caste and creed, took part in the m-prasanga. The tithi was also observed at different educational institutions. On the occasion, at one or two Naam ghars, Bhao was performed with much enthusiasm. Kaliaborea Bhao has its unique style. It is noteworthy that Kaliabor is a stronghold of Vaishvite culture since its origin. There are xan-ara akhan (25) important xatras which are still centres of Kaliaborea Vaishvite culture.
The shrine observed the death anniversary of the great saint with traditiol rituals. The morning programme started with Taal Kubua Prasang. It was followed by Manjira am. Thereafter Aai Sakalar am, Khul Prasang, Nirakshari Ghosa and Biyali Prasang were performed. In the afternoon the local artistes performed the Ankiya Bhao Bhujan Behar which was written by Mahapurush Madhabdeva.