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Bordowa

Bordowa or Batadrava, the birth place of Shrimanta Sankardev the founder of Vaishnavism in Assam, a shrine and a centre of vaishnava art and culture is a living museum in itself. Bordowa has been regarded as the dwitiya baikuntha(second heaven).
Sankardeva established satras or monasteries all over Assam, to nurture and propagate his philosophy and practice of life. The satras have also nurtured certain art and craft traditions.
This cultural ambience is not confined to the satras alone. Every village in the state of Assam, whether tribal or non-tribal, has assimilated these traditions in daily life.

  • East entrance gate to Bordowa Satra campus

  • Bordowa Satra campus

  • Satra area in between the old and new naamghar(Prayer hall)

  • Front view of the old naamghar(Prayer hall)

  • Way inside the Satra campus

  • View of the myrobalan tree in the Satra campus

  • Old Naamghar(Prayer hall) in Satra campus

  • Painting in Naamghar(Prayer hall) panel

  • Naamghar(Prayer hall)

  • panel drawing in naamghar depicting krishna lila

  • Entrance of Naamghar(Assam)

  • Garur Wooden Sculpture

  • Manikut Backside display

  • Manikut Guru Aashan

  • Sacred Oil Lamps

  • Manikut

  • Protected Shilikha(Myrobalan) Tree

  • New Naamghar(Prayer Hall)

  • Satra campus(old naamghar and well)

  • Old naamghar(prayer hall) in the satra campus

  • New Naamghar(Prayer Hall)

  • Water well used by Srimanta Sankardeva

  • Akashiganga Lake

  • Entrance Gate to the Naamghars(Prayer Halls) in the Satra

  • Bhakta(Saint) Playing Music

  • Sarai and Khol, Taal Instruments displayed Inside the Namghar

  • Srimanta Sankardeva's Foot Marked Stone Slab Inside Manikut Chamber

  • Srimanta Sankardeva's Foot Marked Stone Slab

  • Foot Marked Stone Slab display of Srimanta Sankardeva

  • 'Khol' displayed Inside the Namghar(Prayer Hall)

  • Bordowa Campus(Satradhikar's Hostel Area)