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Mahapurush Sri Sri Madhabdeva tithi observed at Barpeta

The death anniversary of Mahapurush Sri Sri Madhabdeva was observed at Barpeta Satra (Assamese monastery) by conducting a traditional Kirtan Mahotsava. Kirtans are devotional songs sang in the local language. According to the tradition, a regular prasanga(prayer) was held in the morning and later the gayan- bayans performed gurughata and then Bhojan Byebahaar was held. In the evening Ghosa Kirtan, Byah Kirtan, and at night Bardemeli were performed.


In Dakshin Hati, devotees of Sri Sri Madhabdeva took out procession in accordance with the xatriya tradition. Gayan-bayan, Xatriya performances took place and a group of devotees sang Naam-Kirtan and gave Karbhar( a tradition at Barpeta xatra). The performance of naam specially Thiya- Naam which is popular all over Assam and abroad attracted the audience who participated in the event by listening raptly and bowing their heads in devotion to Lord Krishna. Thiya Naam sings praise of Lord Krishna.

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