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Raas Mahotsav transforms Assam into the enchanting ‘Second Brindaban’

Majuli, the Satra Nagari, echoes with the chants of Lord Krishna, drawing crowds of both local and international tourists since the early hours of the morning.

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Majuli, the Satra Nagari, echoes with the chants of Lord Krishna, drawing crowds of both local and international tourists since the early hours of the morning.

On Raas Purnima (Sharadiyo Purnima) in Assam, the state transformed into a second Brindaban as people celebrated Raas Mahotsav. The entire region resonated with religious intensity as devotees immersed themselves in the chanting of Lord Krishna. 

While upper Assam residents enacted various acts of Lord and Braja Gopis, those in lower Assam portrayed Lord Krishna’s deeds through clay idols in diverse forms during the Raas Lila celebrations.

Devotees from Majuli and across the state gathered at the Satras on the River Island. The Raas Festival is currently taking place in more than 60 pandals, along with the Raas Lila featuring the unique Satriya essence in the district’s Satras.

Uttar Kamalabari Satra continues its 350-year-old tradition by initiating a three-day Raas Festival today. To mark the 350th anniversary of its establishment, the Satra raised 350 flags this morning, accompanied by the presence of Gayon-bayon (singers, drummers, and other instrumentalists) during the flag-hoisting ceremony.

Various Satras in Majuli, including Auniati Satra, Bengenati Satra, Garmur Satra, Narasingha Satra, Garmur Soru Satra, among others, have commenced the celebration of Srikrishna Raas. Some Satras on the island will initiate Sri Krishna Raas starting tomorrow. The organizers of Majuli typically observe Sri Krishna Raas for a duration of three to five days.

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