How mesmerizing it is to wake up to the soothing beats of Borgeet, written by the great preacher and propounder of Vaishnavism in Assam, Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardev. Established by Sri Sri Madhavdev, the great disciple of Srimanta Sankardev in 1461 A.D., the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghor is a beautiful and vibrant center of Vaishnavism and the culture of Assam.
The Dhekiakhowa Bornamghor is located towards the east of Jorhat town and is about 3.5 kms away from NH 37. The Namghar also has an auditorium inside the premise and the whole premise of the namghor expands across a total of around13 bighas of land. The name originated from the two words namely, ‘Dhekia’(the fern) and ‘Khowa’ which means ‘to eat’ in Assamese.
History of Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar
He then assembled all the villagers at the old couple’s hut and poured oil on a peel of an Elephant Apple (Outenga) and lit a lamp, he also requested the villagers never to put out the lamp and this lamp can be still seen burning in the Bornamghor.
Few years later after the old couple passed away, the villagers constructed the Namghar on the exact spot where the hut stood. They initially named it as the Burha Namghor, in memory of the old couple, but in due course the Burha Namghor got converted to Dhekiakhowa Bornamghor. Hundreds of year old Dhekia flowers could still be seen being well preserved in the Bornamghor.
Inside the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar
Festivals celebrated in Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar
- The birth anniversary of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev in the Assamese month of Ahin (September or October)
- A month long Paal Naam during the Assamese month of Bhadra (Mid August – Mid September)
- The Bhawona Utsav during the Assamese month of Soat (Mid March – Mid April)
- The birth Anniversary of Madhavdev during the Assamese month of Jeth (Mid May – Mid June)
How to reach Dhekiakhowa Namghar
By Road: The Dhekiakhowa Namghor is well connected through roadways with every parts of Assam. Going towards Sivsagar and after crossing the Ladoigarh police station, one could see the main entrance gate of the Bornamghor and the namghor is situated around 3.5 km away from the main gate.
By Airport: Jorhat has its owned airport named as the Rowriah airport which is 10 km far from the Jorhat city. There are flights from Rowriah to almost all the major cities in India.