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Rare recognition of scared lamp in Jorhat

The Asia Book of Records has formally recognized the rarest sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite temple near Jorhat on Saturday. The lamp gets rare recognition for burning continuously for the past 484 years after it was lit up by the saint Madhavdeva in 1528 in Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar.

The formal certificate was handed over to Jorhat Lok Sabha MP and former Union Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique.
Madhabdeva, set up the historic Dhekiakhuwa Namghar in 1528 and since then the lamp has been burning continuously. Receiving the certificate, Handique said that the recognition would help in furthering the teachings of the two Vaishnavite saints Srimanta Sankardev and Mahapurush Madhabdeva.

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