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Rahul Gandhi Was Allegedly Denied Entry To Batadrava Than

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Rahul Gandhi Was Allegedly Denied Entry To Batadrava Than

Member of Parliament and chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress, Rahul Gandhi is currently on his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the Northeast. Today the Congress leader was denied entry in the Batadrava Shrine in Assam. Rahul Gandhi received a request from the managing committee of Batadrava shrine to schedule his visit after 3pm on Monday, in view of the ongoing Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya. The head of the Batadrava Than Management Committee expressed concerns about accommodating Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders at the shrine at the particular time owing to the presence of too many people thronging the temple because of the scheduled events in view of the Ram Lalla consecration ceremony in the first half of the day.

Sit-in By Yatra Members Singing Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

However, Gandhi sang the devotional song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ as he led a sit-in at Assam’s Nagaon shrine premises on Monday after he and accompanying Congress leaders were prevented from entering Batadrava Than.

Know About The Bordowa Or Batadrava Than

  • Bordowa or Batadrava Than is the birthplace of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva (1449-1568) the great Vaisnavite saint of Assam. It is located in Batadrava, about 16 km away from Nagaon city. The holy site is spread across 4 acres of land.
  • Srimanta Sankardev established Than Satra in 1494 A.D. at the age of 19.
  • The rituals conducted at Bordowa Than follow the norms of Purush Sanghati, emphasising the teachings of Ekasarana Dharma.
  • Surrounded by a brick wall, the Than Satra has two entrances. The Kirtan Ghar is a capacious prayer house and was initially built by Sankardev using temporary materials. The Kirtan Ghar is connected to the Manikut, a place dedicated to housing sacred texts, scriptures, and manuscripts.
  • The campus encompasses diverse structures such as Natghar (drama hall), Alohighar (guest room), Sabhaghar (assembly hall), Rabhaghar (music room), Hatipukhuri, Aakashi Ganga, Doul mandir (festive temple), and others.
  • There is also a mini museum showcasing historical articles and artifacts.
  • Bordowa Than has a history marked by ownership disputes, resulting in its split into two Satras, namely Narowa and Salaguri.
  • In 1958, it went through reunification under the name ‘Bordowa Than,’ that brought together the two former Satras. This led to the formation of a single Namghar.
  • The administration of the Than includes different officials appointed by the Sattradhikar (head of the Satra) to ensure the seamless execution of rituals and prayers.
  • A highlight for devotees in Bordowa is the annual grand festival “Doul Mohotsava,” that is held during Holi.


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