The 423rd death anniversary (tirobhav tithi) of Vaishnavite saint Mahapurush Sri Sri Madhabdeva was today observed across the State.
Devotees were seen flocking namghars since early morning and offering prayers as part of the Vaishnavite rituals. Special prayers were offered in the Sattras (Vaishnavite monasteries) across the State and people in large numbers took part in various rituals and cultural activities organized on the occasion.
Regarded as the most prominent apostle of Srimanta Sankaradeva, the founder of the neo-Vaishnavite movement of the State also known as Ek Sarana Naam Dharma, Madhabdeva is the author of two important Vaishnavite scriptures – the Naamgosha and the Bhakti Ratnavali – which are regarded as literary milestones. Besides, he also penned over 150 Borgeets.
A number of socio-cultural organizations observed the day and various cultural events were held to mark the occasion.
The Assam Jatiya Bidyalay also observed the day on its premises and a wall magazine named Kakotar Topola with a colorful collage of posts by students on the life and works of the Vaishnavite saint was exhibited.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-21 12:45 PM