Hayagriva Madhava Mandir(Temple)

A temple preaching Hinduism dating back to 6th Century situated at Hajo,which is around 30Kms from Guwahati City.

This Temple is a famous tourist spot as well as pilgrimage center among the locals as well as people coming from different parts..It is famous for its Stone Carvings and this temple was initially built with Stones and represents the assamese arts,the deity worshiped here is of “NaraShima”,the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu of Half Man-Half Lion.

Here are some of the Snaps of this Temple…

Madhab Mandir Gate

Madhab Mandir Gate

Entrance to the Madhab Mandir,The steps are made from Stone Carvings

The Math

The Math

Sideways view of the main Temple..

Stone Carvings

Stone Carvings

Stone Carvings

Stone Carvings

 

Artist playing Dhol

Dhol is a musical instrument used all over India during different festivals and celebrations in various shapes and sizes,and playing them in Assam is no exception.Assamese People generally plays them during Bihu Celebrations and are widely used in functions and gatherings.It is a symbol of Heritage,Culture and Tradition of Assam

Dhuliya playing Dhul

Dhuliya playing Dhul

An Artist known as Dhuliya(One who plays Dhul) in Assamese playing at a stage show held at Orchid Park,Kaziranga

Goddess Durga-Deity of Shaktism

Goddess Durga the mother of Shaktism in hindu mythology and one of the main Goddess for Hindus.She is called with many names,having many persona and many forms.

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

“The form of Shakti,The Destroyer of Evil,I bow to you mother with all my heart”

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

A Devotee holds up a Dhuna Dani(vessel to burn resin),a tradition during prayer and puja.This was taken during Vijaya Dashami(Immersion Day of Goddess Durga).

BataDrava Than

The famous Vaishnavite Saint Mahapurash Srimanta Sankardeva was born at Borduwa and there he founded the first ever “Than” known as BataDrava Than situated in Nagaon district nearly 15 kms from Nagaon Town.

This “Than or Satra” has very religious importance as Srimanta Sankardeva started preaching Vaishnavite Religious ideas to his disciple in this Satra.

This place is well-connected from Nagaon Town by Bus,taxis or Tempos and One can reach Nagaon from Guwahati by Bus or Train.

BataDrava Than-Monikut

BataDrava Than-Monikut

Barpeta Satra and Holi Festival

One of the famous Satra not only in Barpeta but aslo in Assam,established by Vaishnavite Saint Madhabdev.

A beautiful collaboration of Art,Culture and Architecture,one can find immense peace and beauty in this Satra.Famous for its Doul Utsav(Holi Festival) celebrated during the Phagun Month of Assamese Calender,a spring colorful festival.

So,Lets get some glimpse of the Satra…

Barpeta KritanGhar

Barpeta KritanGhar

The Main Entrance of Barpeta Satra

Inside The Satra

Inside The Satra

Inside the Satra

Inside the Satra

Duel

Duel

Seven Stairs Deul inside the Satra Premises for Keuala Baba(Lord Krishna)

Keula Baba

Keula Baba

The Idol of Lord Krishna

And A last a Group performing Holi Geet inside the Kritanghar

Group of Boys Singing Holi Geet

Group of Boys Singing Holi Geet

Barepeta Satra is an unique place of Devotion…The whole Satra wears a different color especially during the Holi..Generally Holi is a 3-5 days affair here…Holi festival in 2017 is going to be celebrated from 9 to 13th March,so if you wish to witness this extravaganza,plan your trip to Barpeta.

Barpeta is located around 90kms from Guwahati and communication is not a problem at all…