Garmur the royal Satra of Majuli Island

Garmur the royal Satra of Majuli Island

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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Garmur is one of the royal satras of the island Majuli in Assam, it is the holy space a home to the religious centre of the Vaishnavite tradition. It has numerous intricately carved pillars that hold up the roof under which the praying area is located. The place also has artefacts and literature related to the Vaishnavite tradition for all those who want to learn more about the local culture. Considered to be one of the most prominent religious centres, the Garmur is certainly a place to visit for the serenity it gives. In the year of 1656 AD, the prominent holy site was established by Jayaharideva and this historic satra has a very serious ambience. There are many tourist attraction places and the holy sites in Majuli and among many holy sites, Garmur is one of them, the other holy sites in the destinations are Kamlabari, Auniati and Daksinpath. There are a number of ancient articles and artefacts in Vaishnavita site in the houses of Majuli and the local people beliefs that the ancient articles and artefacts help people in getting a deeper insight into the religious. There is a Monastic institution and the person who initiated to convert monastic institution into semi-monastic was Sri Sri Pitambardev Goswami. In the semi-monastic institution there is a common prayer hall in the satra and the common prayer hall are used by the devotees to seek the blessings of the almighty. The satra is very clean and well maintained so that the visitors and the devotees can spend a peaceful and wonderful time during their visit. In Garmur satra several forms of festivals, cultural activities are organized and one of the most organized festivals is Raslila festival since it is one festival where both men and women can take part however it is considered against the rules of the other satras. To reach Garmur satra one needs to reach Majuli first which is almost 1 hour 50 minutes drive and from other major cities like Guwahati, Majuli is very well connected by roadways. From Majuli to reach Garmum satra visitors can take a ferry or can avail taxis or buses. The best time to visit is from October to February.


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