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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

After a few years of stay at Barpeta, Sankaradeva set out again on a pilgrimage near about 1550 A.D. One hundred and twenty devotees accompanied him. During this journey, he was said to have caught a glimpse of Chaitanya at Puri. Unfortunately his biographies testify that he had no
opportunity to talk with the great saint of Bengal. The other notable Vaishnava personality he came into contact with in this journey was the granddaughter of Kabir.

On return, from second pilgrimage, Sankaradeva resumed his customary works of prayer, meditation and nam-kirtan, and gave religious instructions and initiation to a large number of people. But the Brahmana pundits of king Naranarayana's court did not like the growing popularity of Sankaradeva's
activities, which they considered mleccha acaras or non-Vedic. King Naranarayana (1540-1584) summoned Sankaradeva to his court and the saint by his scholarship and erudition defeated the Brahmana pundits in a contest. Sankaradeva then expounded before the king the main principles of the Bhakti-dharma with relevant citations from the Bhagavata Purana and other Vaishnava texts.

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