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The Namghor at Borpeta, Assam

 

The famed Namghor at Borpeta was built by Madhava Deva, the most celebrated disciple of Sankara Deva. After the reformer Sankara Deva was banished from Nagaon in Central Assam by the Ahom King of the time, he had fled to to PaatBauxi, and established a xotra (a religious school) there first and then in

Assam and Its Dance Forms

Assam, an ancient and colorful land, is a rich playground of many linguistic, ethnic and religious societies that have lived in harmony for centuries. Various national and social groups have developed and prospered on their own within the geographical confines of Assam, but with distinct and major influences on one another. Several hundred languages and dialects are spoken in Assam and its neighborhoods, in a relatively small geographical area. Assamese is the easternmost Indo-European language (whose speakers range from Ireland in the West to Assam).

Sankara Deva

The Vaishnavite Reformer of Assam (1449-1569)

Sankara Deva (1449-1569) is regarded as a religious saint by a large section of the Hindu population of Assam. He was the first of the religious reformers of Assam in the Middle Ages.

The reformation movement in Assam, led by Sankara Deva, took place when the Koch king Nara Narayana (1528-1584) ruled in Western Assam, and the Ahom King Chuhumung or Swarga Narayana (1497-1593) ruled over the Eastern part of the Brahmaputra Valley.

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