Religious Places in Jorhat
Temples and Namghars in Jorhat
This is a namghar of Jorhat established by Vaishnavite saint Madhabdeva for preaching Vaishnavite culture and teachings. It was established in the year 1528 more than 485 years back. It is located in Dhekiakhowa village of Jorhat town. It is situated at a distance of 15 kms east of Jorhat and around 3.5 kms from the National Highway 37. Due to its large campus and the historical essence related to it, the namghar is called a Bornamghar. The namghar is located in a beautiful complex with the entrance decorated with two elephant structures holding an umbrella. The namhar has large rooms with structures of Krishna and His avatars built across the rooms. There is also a room nearby where earthen lamps and incense sticks are lit. The namghar every year hosts prayer meetings and also celebrates ‘Raas’ utsav and the birth and death anniversaries of Vaishnavite saints Shrimanta Shankardeva and Madhavdeva. The namghar also contributes for the social as well as the cultural welfare of the people in addition to preaching the Eka sarana religion.
Bilvesvar Shiva Temple:
Mosques in Jorhat
Churches in Jorhat
Satras in Jorhat
Dakhinpat Satra: The Dakhinpat Satra was found by Vaishnavite saint Banamalidev and the center regularly holds the important Rasleela festival.
Garamurh Satra: This Satra, which was founded by Saint Lakshmikanta Deva, houses ancient weapons of Ahom rule which are known as ‘Bartop’ or cannons.
Auniati Satra: The Auniati Satra was founded by Niranjan Pthakdeva and is popular for ‘Paalnaam’ and Apsara dances held here. There are also many ancient Assamese artifacts, utensils and other commodities in the Satra. There are around hundred and twenty five disciples in the satra.
Kamalabari Satra: This Satra was found by Bedulapadma Ata and it also has a branch Uttar Kamalabari Satra which regularly hosts cultural programmes of popular Satria Art across India and also abroad.
Benegenaati Satra: This Satra has many cultural and historically significant antiques. The Satra is a center of performing arts and houses the royal raiment belonging to Ahom King Swargadeo Gadadhar Singha. This raiment is made of pure gold and there is a golden royal umbrella in the Satra.
Shamaguri Satra: The Shamaguri Satra of Majuli is popular for mask making in India.