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Renovation work of Ramrai Kuti Satra in full swing

By Correspondent

DHUBRI, March 15 - Renovation work of the historic Ramraikuti Satra situated along the Indo-Bangladesh border at Satrasal village in Dhubri district is going on in full swing.

Ramrai Kuti Satra is a sacred site of the Vaishnavite culture. It is here that the historic marriage of Bir Chilarai with the daughter of Srimanta Sankaradeva�s cousin brother Ramrai, Bhubaneswari Devi was conducted in the 16th century. After the marriage, Srimanta Sankaradeva established the Satra to promote and propagate Satriya culture in the area with the help of Cooch king Naranarayan, who was Chilarai�s elder brother.

It was informed by the the Satradhikar of the of the Satra Jitendranath Prodhani that the State Government has already declared the Satra as an archaeological site and has allotted a sum to the tune of Rs1.36 crore for protection and preservation of the Satra and accordingly renovation works have been carried out.

The renovation work of Batchora Ghar, Rath Griha, Bhoral Griha and Bhokotor Baho within the Satra has already been completed. However, the construction work of Naamghar is going on.

Moreover, renovation of Manikut and Guru Mandir will be done soon. �The renovation work of the Naamghar and Manikut is to be done very carefully,� said the authorities concerned.

This Satra with immense cultural, religious and historic significance has been organising the birth and death anniversaries of Mahapurush Sankaradeva and Madhavadeva with great fervour and enthusiasm along with Rath Yatra, Bhado Mahiyanaam, Doul Utsav, Janmastami, Raas utsav etc., apart from organizing music and dance of the Satriya sanskriti regularly.

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