Dhubri, June 18: The Naamghar and Manikut of historic Ramrai Kuthi Satra, which was about to get reconstructed to its earlier form, remains in ramshackle position since March 2020, the DC of Dhubri visited the site recently and assured the stakeholders to speed up all the pending works.
Under the project Preservation, Preservation and Development of Sri Sri Ramrai Kuthi Satra, at Satrasal amount of about 1.36 crores were allotted by the state for renovation of the sacred site of the Vaishnavites, where the historic marriage of Bir Chilarai with the daughter of Srimanta Sankardev's cousin brother Ramrai, Bhubaneswari Devi was conducted in the 16th Century. After the marriage, Srimanta Sankardev established the Satra to promote and propagate Satriya culture in the area with the aid of Cooch King Naranarayan, who was Chilarai's elder brother.
However, under this project the Rath Ghar, Bharal Ghar where the famous Akhay Banti is established currently, Bhakatar Baha, Bath Sora (Paths) and a mini museum has already been constructed but the most complicated task was the reconstruction and preservation of the Naamghar and Manikut. "The reconstruction work of this place of worship, which remained standing in the same place since the time of Mahapurux, started in the month of March 2020. The contractor stripped off all the old construction of the historic Naamghar and since then it remained exposed", said Stradhikar of the Satra, Jitendranath Prodhani.
The Stradhikar explains that this Naamhar is the historic structure, which was built by the Vaishnavite Saint and was maintained by many historic figures across generations including the family of Cooch King Naranarayan and the family of Gauripur Zamindary Estate. The scholars from the Satra informed that due to lockdown last year the reconstruction work of the Naamghar remained paused in its initial days and the work did not start in a 'full-fledged form', harming the original structure and the Manikut. They also informed that currently the religious activities are being carried out at a temporary arrangement, in the Satra campus.
Meanwhile, DC Dhubri Anbamuthan MP visited Ramraikuti Satra situated at Indo-Bangladesh and West Bengal border at Satrasal and interacted with the Satradhikar and other members of the public. The DC stated that for the protection and preservation of this historical place, the District Administration Dhubri has decided to speed up all the pending construction works. DC Dhubri has assured to provide all necessary support and assistance from the District Administration in order to preserve this historical heritage of Assam. A brass made historical Rath (chariot) is also present here and the district administration has ensured to protect and preserve the same.