DIBRUGARH, Aug 24 - Along with the naamghars and Srimanta Sankaradeva Sanghas in the city, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya here observed Srimanta Sankaradeva Tithi on Wednesday with fervour and solemnity on the Vidyalaya premises.
The event was attended by parents, teachers, students and other well-wishers. Manjeeta Baro, a student of Class IX delivered a speech on the significance of the day. The other programmes included presentations of borgeet by the students from Class VI to X and diha naam from Class II to V.
A bhaona (Prahaladar Charitra) was also performed by the students based on the life of Bhakta Prahalad.
BARPETA: The death anniversary of the great Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankaradeva was observed here as Kirtan Mahotsava with pomp and gaiety.
Devotees and followers thronged the historic Barpeta Sattra campus in large numbers since morning to offer prayers.
Kirtan Mahotsava is celebrated in Barpeta Satra with a seven-day-long programme which ended yesterday with the main rituals. The naam kirtaniya, byas kirtaniya and gayan-bayan performs rituals without any recess for the seven days with the addition of some ghosa in the daily prayers of the sattra. Entire sattra was illuminated yesterday evening to herald the gondh or the eve of the grand event.
After the extended morning rituals, bhojan byabahar was performed by the gayan bayan on Wednesday morning. Ghosha kirtan and byas kirtan were performed in the afternoon. Karbhar, the most attractive and indispensable ritual of the Kirtan Mahotsava, was offered by the disciples of Brindaban Hati of the sattra.
The week-long celebration of Kirtan Mahotsava came to an end at Madhabdeva Padashila Sattra Karakuchi, where a large number of devotees turned up. Bardhemali, gurughat and naam prasanga were performed on Tuesday evening. Apart from other religious rituals, bhajan behar was performed in the afternoon.
The Kirtan Mahotsava was celebrated with similar rituals in Patbaushi Sankaradeva Thaan, Baradi Satra, Sundaridia Satra and Ganakkuchi Satra too. It was also observed at Kamarpara, Belbari, Barpetaroad, Sarbhog, Gomura, and Amrikhowa with religious devotion and fanfare.
Dhubri: Hundreds of devotees thronged the historic Ramraikuti Satra to participate in the daylong programme organised to mark the occasion of Srimanta Sankaradeva Tithi.
On the occasion, naam prasanga was offered at the sattra throughout the day, borgeet was performed and Gurucharit was read out by the Sattradhikar, Jitendranath Prodhani himself.
Speaking to this Correspondent, the sattradhikar said that they took the opportunity of the day and prayed for world peace. The day was also observed in the Modhupur Sattra, situated in the Coochbehar district of West Bengal in a befitting manner with Vaishnavite rituals.
Naam prasanga was also performed in all the naamghars of the district.