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Historic Dhekiakhowa Namghar Gets a Website Marking Online Presence

Assam , 2019-11-18 10:53 AM
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This time Noshad Ahmed created a website––on the historic Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar in Jorhat, following the runaway success of the Mukto Akakh App among students.

Noshad said that the Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar affiliated with Mahapurush Madhabdeva, one of the greatest followers of the social and religious reformer Srimanta Shankardev of the 16th century, is a holy place for the Hindus and those adopting the Ek Xaran Naam Dharma, a neo-Vaishnavite religion.

A naamghar itself means a socio-religious place of worship.

“Although people throng the place during the Bhaada month of the Saka calendar, very few people know how to reach it and more importantly about its significance,” Noshad said.

There is also a lamp that Madhavdeva was supposed to light at the spot in 1528 and is believed to have been burning for 491 years since that time.

There are also two Madhabdeva writings in Assamese on the website–the Ratnawali and Naam Ghoxa.

A gallery of pictures includes pictures of the naamghar and its surrounding.

In addition to the interesting tidbits, there are also information on how to enter the naamghar, which is 15 km east of Jorhat city and 3.5 km from NH 37, what festivals are observed and which are the two holy months in which the devotee's footfall is more.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-18 10:53 AM