Kamalabari Satra is considered as one of the most influential Satra of Assam. It has been not only the center of Vaishnavism but also cultural center of the region.
Majuli in Assam is the biggest river islands in the world. It was mainly formed by the River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. This island is a place which has been the center of neo-Vaishnavite culture of Assam. One such famous Satra in Majuli is the Kamalabari which was founded by Bedulapadma Ata. TIt is the center of culture, art, literature and classical studies for many long years and even continues to do so.
This satra has produced many great figures in the state in the culture sector. This Satra has many well-known artists like Muktiyar Bayan and Late Maniram Dutta who had contributed a lot towards upliftment of the classical dance status of Assam. There are many artists and disciples who are trained in this satra and they perform both on national and international platform. This satra is a must visit when you are in Majuli and the people are so friendly here that you will get to know a lot about their lifestyle and culture . This place is also popular for crafting many beautiful boats and designing sculptures of mythological characters.
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You will find here many young men who have devoted their lives in the worship of Lord Krishna. It will definitely be a very wonderful experience for you when you get to talk to them and get a deeper insight of their lives.
The Kamalabari Satra is an easy accessible place in Majuli. One can reach here by hiring a ferry from the Nimatighat port near Jorhat. You can also avail a taxi from Jorhat and reach the satra.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to plan a trip to the Kamalabari Satra is during the months of October to March. It is advisable to avoid the rainy season to plan holidays here as the island gets flooded during this part of the year.