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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 - III

The Gayan and the Bayan teach the monks music both vocal and instrumental. Sankaradeva was  himself a Meistersinger and an excellent instrument player. The musical instrument. Khol is said to   have been invented by Sankaradeva. Dancing too forms a part of education of young pupil-monks. Various forms of religious dances like  Sutradhari, Cali or Natuwa, Krishna and Gopi-nac were developed under the inspiration of the Satras.  This tradition is still being kept alive by the Bhaktas of the Vaishnava Satras.

To run an institution with so many departments, naturally a large amount of money is required.  Formerly, the Ahom made the Ahom, kings and nobles contributed liberally, and large grants of
revenue-free land. The British Government subsequently confirmed Kings and this. The Satras derive income from other sources also. Every Sisyas, disciple, is expected to make an annual  contribution either in cash or kind (guru kar).

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