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Temples & Legends Of Assam
Index Of Assam Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author's Introduction
Introduction Kamakhya
Asvakranta Vasisthasrama
Umananda Ugra Tara
Sukresvara  The Navagraha
Hajo Dah Parbatiya
Sib Sagar Tamresvari
Sri Surya Ruins The Hatimura Temple
The Satras-I The Satras-II
The Satras-III The Barpeta Satra
Majuli Satra Glossary
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE SATRAS - I

The Ahom monarch, therefore, directed to capture these men. Sankaradeva and a few others, however, escaped. But Madhavadeva and Hari, Sankaradeva's son-in-law, were both made captives. Madhavadeva, was later on let off as he was a Sanyasi, but Hari was beheaded. For this unfortunate incident Sankaradeva left the Ahom kingdom for Kamarupa, then under the Hindu king of Cooch Behar. He journeyed to Barpeta (1546 A.D.), a place in the present district of Kamarupa, and at Patbausi, near Barpeta, Sankaradeva established a Satra with Namghar and dwelling huts for his followers.

For the rest of his life, he remained at the place in comparative peace. Here he used to hold regular religious discourses, recitations of the sacred texts, congrega- tional prayers and dramatic performances. lt should also be noted that, the major portion of his religious writings, namely the songs,dramas and Kavyas were composed here. Sankaradeva here converted three Brahmana disciples, Damodaradeva, Harideva and Ananta Kandali. Damodaradeva (1488-1598) and Harideva (1493-1568), both with equal zeal, spread the teachings of Sankara and converted the Brahmana to this new faith. On Sankaradeva's death they set up special sects after their own names.

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