SUALKUCHI, Oct 6 � The 566th birth anniversary celebrations of Srimanta Sankardev concluded here with a four-day colourful programme on October 5.
The celebrations at Sri Sri Sankardev Mandir, a Vaishnavite temple started on October 2 with a day-long programme from dawn to night. The programmes included ushakirtan, presentation of bhaonas at different places in the open air, release of Srimanta Sankar Prakash, illumination programme, Bhagabat Shobha Jatra and a threatrical performance of Parijat haran by the artistes of Satra Sangeet of Guwahati. On the second day, the �Gurujayanti� day was celebrated with flag hoisting by Amulya Chandra Das, president, Mahapurushyia Dharma Alochoni Sabha which was followed by �Nagarat Harinam Kirtan�, a religious procession consisting of hundreds of people was taken out throughout the thoroughfares of the village. In the evening, Krishna Nritya competition was held at the Sankardev Natghar which was followed by performance of ankiya bhaona Mandhata.
On October 4, a religious discourse chaired by Amulya Chandra Das was held in the afternoon. Babul Bora, secretary, Srimanata Sankardev Sangha took part in the meeting. Cultural nights were held with Jatindra Nath Medhi in the chair. Noted artiste Bidya Sagar took part in the colourful function.
On the concluding day, a seminar on �Role of satras in spreading Eksaran Harinaam Dharma� with Gauranga Bora, president, Publicity branch of Mahapurushiya Dharma Alochoni Sabha in the chair. Apurba Adhikari, secretary, Samnit Juba Tirth, Assam Satra Mahasabha participated in the deliberations. Nagara naam was presented by Basanta Bayan and Suren Pathak at night.
At Sri Sri Sankar Dev Dham, the janmotsov of Sankardev was celebrated by the Dharma Alochoni Sabha there with a four- day programme from October 2. Bhagabat Sobhajatra, Nagarat Harinam kirtan, religious discourse, cultural function, release of Srimanta Guruprakash etc., were the main programmes. The religious discourse chaired by Bhabendra Nath Deka,vice president, Srimanta Sankardev Sangha, was participated by Prabhat Chandra Das researcher of Satriya culture.