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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

Monks are further   commissioned to translate. Sanskrit texts to Assamese, and compose original works either in  Sanskrit or Assamese. It is a customary practice with the monks to copy and illustrate manuscript,  and to compile Carit-puthis, biographies of Vaishnava saints and leaders of Satras to illustrate  Vaishnavite ideal of individual life.

Occasionally, discussions and debates are held in the Satras to which religious leaders and scholars  from other places are invited. These meetings provide opportunities to the monks for solving many  of their difficult problems arising out of the texts, they have been studying. As Sir Richard Livingstone remarks, there is much to be said for these methods of debate and discussion in the old  system of education. In discussion a man finds out what he does not know, what he has over looked,  where he is mistaken, and not less important-what he does really know and believe, where he is  right; the soft strata of mere opinion is washed away by the steady spray of argument, and the hard  rock remains.

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