Majuli Island

Majuli Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Information:

Area : Less than 880 sq. km.

Languages : Assamese, Mishing and Deori.

Temperature : Coolest months are from November to February when the average temperature is 27° C. Hottest time is March to June 34° C.

Introduction:

Majuli IslandMajuli, perhaps the largest island in the world, nestles in the lap of the mighty Brahmaputra. Surface uplifted to the limitless frontiers of the blue sky, her feet perpetually caressed by the lapping waters of the holy Brahmaputra, her vision stretched to the distance hills of the Himalayan and other ranges, Majuli is a creation of none other than the master craftsmen who moulded the Universe – God himself. No wonder then that the sublime and the serene atmosphere of the island – the intimate companionship of the soul with the elements and the river provided the back drop for the historic “Moni Kanchan Sanjog” between Assam’s pioneer Vaishnavite Saints Shankardeva and his disciple Madhabdeva in the 15th century. Multifaceted in its attractions, Majuli, unfolds a vanity of interest to the tourist – rare migratory birds, traditional handicrafts and pottery, ethnic culture and dance form, water sports etc.

Getting There:

Air: Rowriah-Jorhat is the nearest airport.

Rail: Jorhat is the nearest railway station.

Road: Three main routes can reach Majuli – Jorhat Nimatighat from Jorhat, Dhokuakhana from Dhemaji and Luit-Khabolughat from north Lakhimpur. Besides this there are many ghats with single machine boat from both bank of the Brahmaputra.

Tourist Attraction:

Dakshinapat Satra: Dakshinapat Satra was founded by Banamalidev, an exponent of Raasleela, which is now observed as one of the national festivals of Assam.

Garamurh Satra: Lakshmikantadeva founded this Satra. During autumn ending traditional co-acting is shown with great enthusiasm. Some ancient weapons called ‘Canons’ are preserved here.

Auniati Satra: Founded by Niranjan Pathak Deva the Satra famous for “Paalnaam” and Apsara dance and also its considerable collections of Assamese old utensils, jewellery and handicrafts.

Kamalabari Satra: Kamalabari Satra was founded by Bedulapadma Ata, is a centre of art, culture, literature and classical studies. Its branch uttar Kamalabari Satra has perform cultural programs of Satria Art in several states of India and abroad.

Bengenaati Satra: It is a storehouse of antiques of cultural importance and an advanced centre of performing art. The royal robes belong to the Ahom king Swargadeo Godadhar Singha, made of gold and an umbrella, which is made of gold, are preserved here.

Shamaguri Satra: The Satra is resourced with famous Mask-crafts in India.

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