DHUBRI, March 1 - A new Satra was established on Wednesday at the remote Bhanukumari village of West Bengal�s Coochbehar district with daylong programme.
Assam Satra Mahasabha president and Stradhikar of the historic Ramraikuti Satra, Jitendranath Prodhani, inaugurated the Satra at the Sankari village in the presence of hundreds of devotees who thronged from various place of Assam and West Bengal.
Prodhani informed the gathering that such an establishment in this area has always been in demand as Mahapurush Sankardev and Madhavdevs disciple Harihar Atta spent the last days of his life in the village of Bhanukumari.
The Stradhikar added, �There were many Satras and other religious establishments in the nearby areas, like the ones in Nakarkhata, Jikapuri and Bezguri but with times those were destroyed.�
�The name of Bhanukumari finds mention in many religious books and as such has immense significance. However, nothing was done to establish a Satra here even though there was always such a demand,� he added. �The Satra here will play a great role in preserving the Sankarai culture in this part of the country,� Prodhani hoped.
Bhanukumari, 4 km from the Assam-West Bengal border, has over 500 families who follow the path of the Mahapurush. The Satra has been established on half bigha land.