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“A place of Pilgrimage for vaishnavite & historical monument : Saint Madhavdeva”
Review of Ganakkuchi Satra

Ganakkuchi Satra
Reviewed February 8, 2013

ganakkuchi satra is only a few KM ( 3 /4 KM ) from barpeta town. Barpeta town is around 13/ 14 KM from Barpeta Road (Simlaguri) and some 130KM from Guwahati. Both bus and train communication is there upto Barpeta Road.
The two Gurus of Vaishavites in Assam are Sri Sankardeva and Sri Madhavadeva. However Sankardeva is the guru of Madhavadeva . While Sankardeva was born in 1549, madhavadeva was born in 1589. Madhavadeva first built Ganakkuchi Satra among a numebr of other satras. This is the place where Madhavdeva spent around 18 years, when he worked and composed his vaishnavite literature. he used to go to Patbausi satra of his guru Sankardeva which is only a few kilometer away. But at that time he travelled by boat by the river at the back side of the satra.
Madhavdeva used to meet his guru Sankardeva at Patbausi quite regularly at that time.

Clean and decent. But didnot see many people. Some women were praying reading Bhagawat (Holybook) out side the satra main building in Varanda as women are not allowed inside. Only men are allowed inside the Satras of Barpeta: talk of Sundaridiya or Patbausi or Barpeta satra or Ganakkuchi.
But in other places of Assam, including the Satra of sankardeva at Bordowa (Birth place of sankardeva) women entry is allowed. In Barpeta at Patbausi satra, Governor of Assam Janaki Vallav Patnaik took lead and broke the parampara of no entry for women. Women entered for the first time at Patbausi satra of Barpeta . But after Governor went away, again women entry is restricted inside the main namghar (building) where Thapona(Throne : where the Bhagabat is kept) is there.

Normally during Holi (Doul Utsav) there is rush of people.
A village area. No rush. calm and quiet area and also the people are simple and cares for guest.

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