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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

Other important functionaries are Bhagavati, the reciter and expounder of the Bhagavata Purana, the Pathak, the reader of the religious texts, Deuri, the distributor of mah-prasad, sacred offerings after  congregational prayer, Bharali, store -keeper, Sravani, hearers, who are to listen daily to recitations  and expositions of the scriptures, Athpariya, who keeps vigil over the Satra and arranges lights in the Namghar, and Hatimata, who summons the monks in the Hatis to prayer services.

Functionaries are appointed to organize religious music and to enact dramatic performances. The  Gayan, singers, and the Bayan, players of musical instruments are incharge of the monastically orchestra, and they arrange music in religious services, festivals and in bhawana, religious performances.

 

 

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