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Athkhelia Namghar getting ready for the Bhada month

Athkhelia Namghar has always occupied a very important place in the hearts of Assamese religious people. Athkhelia Namghar is situated at a distance of about 20 kms from Golaghat town.

According to the legends the history of Athkhelia Namghar dates back to the period of 1670 to 1681 which was a crucial time for Ahom kingdom. At that time Ahom kingdom was ruled by Lora Roja. He in order to secure his position as a king of Ahom kingdom ordered to maim all Ahom prince of that time by making them physically disabled so that they cannot ascend the thrown. Gadapani one of the Ahom prince of that time in order to save himself from the clutch of Lora Roja, took shelter in Nagapahar. At that time he came across the ashram of a saint which was situated at the place where Athkhelia Namghar stands today. He took shelter at that place. In 1681 when he becomes the King of Ahom kingdom he entrusted the task of maintaining and preserving this sacred place to eight selected Khels of that area.

As all types of religious activities were undertaken under the supervision of these eight khels this place was formerly known as Athkuria which is later on became famous as Athkhelia. These eight khels consist of Bachakuri, Boiragikuri, Brahmankuri, Nangalkuri, Salalkuri, Kacharikuri, Borahikuri and Kakotikuri. Athkhelia Namghar is a very important pilgrimage centre for Assamese people. Devotees from all corners of Assam and India visit Athkhelia Namghar during the holy month of Bhada.

As told by the Secretary of Athkhelia Namghar Managing Committee, Sri Chandra Pathak, during the holy month of Bhada, Athkhelia Namghra witnesses a crowd of around 20 to 25 lakhs of devotees every year. He told that suitable arrangements are undertaken to accommodate such a large number of devotees. A guest house was constructed in the premise of Athkhelia Namghar in order to provide accommodation to devotees visiting Athlhelia Namghar from far flung areas. Efforts are also taken to build a cultural museum. Keeping in view of the large number pilgrims expected to visit Athkhelia Namghar during the holy month of Bhada, construction of a bus stand is also going on full swing. Sincere efforts should be made by ATDC to convert the place as an ideal pilgrimage destination thereby adding to the rich cultural heritage of the state

On 23rd July, the Social Welfare, Education (Secondary) and Jail minister of Assam Smti Ajanta Neog inaugurated a gateway to Athkhelia Namghar. Smti Ajanta Neog also undertook various development activities under Athkhelia Namghar Public Development Project. Of which providing safe drinking water, upgradation of road connectivity to Athkhelia Namghar, construction of market place, construction of a guest house etc were worth mentioning.
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Nanda Kirati Dewan's picture

Aatkhelia Namghar is another heritage of Assam. Government and the people should preserve as well as observe.
satyajyoti kashyap's picture

The information should be updated.
Shri Manick Chandra Bora's picture

Thanks to Ritu Pallab Saikia for giving lot of information about Shri Shri Athkhelia Namghar.I hope you will try to provide regular information and photos of religious functions of namghar. May Athkhelia Mahaprabhu bless you.
Hiranya Gogoi's picture

Thanks, Ritupallab for giving a lots of information about Athkhellia namghar.
ANILKR DUTTA's picture

Very useful data have been furnished here by you and thanks a lot for the same.
manisha medhi's picture

Thanks to Ritu pallav Saikia.This information so helpfull for me. I hope you will provide vast information about history of bharali namghar.
MONJIT RAJKHOWA's picture

Thanks, Ritupallab for giving a lots of information about Athkhellia namghar.
Mrs.Moni Bora's picture

It will be nice if somebody take pain to create and upload vidios of"Bhowona","Pal-Nam","Bor-Sabah","Panitola Sabah",nam and gathering of devotees in Vadra Mah etc.etc. in Namghar.I offer my prayer to Mahaprabhu.
rashmi koch(mariani,jorhat district)'s picture

thnks for this nice photo.. this information is very important for me...i went this namghar 3 times but i can't take any photo,so that ur photo of atkhelia namghar is helpfull for me.
Bhabenjyoti Bora's picture

At present not found the real history of Athkhelia namghara, It is most important vast studies of local religious custom of people
Bhabenjyoti Bora's picture

At present not found the real history of Athkhelia namghara, It is most important vast studies of local religious custom of people
Ashim Bora, President, Athkhelia Namghar's picture

Thank you for all of you. Specially we are thankful to the above informer and the all commentators. Thanks for all donors who donated money and materials for SRI SRI ATHKHELIA NAMGHAR RECRONSTRUCTION, SPECIALLY TO AJANTA NEOG, MINISTER OF ASSAM AND DR. AJIT BARUA, CHAIRMAN,GMB.
JADAV CHUTIA's picture

Its realy great things that at last all of will able to know about our Athkhelia namghar.
Tarun Bora's picture

i am very happy to say that once upne a time i also live in athkhelia
Pranab Bora's picture

We should try to preserve the historical value of the ATHKHELIA NAMGHAR .
Manick Chandra Bora.'s picture

Pranam to Athkhelia Mahaprobhu.I am happy to see the progress of Athkhelia.Thanks to Ashim,president and all members of the committee and well wishers.May God bless you all.
ARUN KALITA, SIVASAGAR, NAZIRA's picture

i am happy that athkhelia namghar open their web site and update information. Namghar is piller of the assam. we proude of it . therefor digitization is very importent. I'd like to thanks to the committee .

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