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Samaguri Satra, Majuli

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Samaguri Satra

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27th Dec 16

Coool attraction at Majuli

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29th Nov 17

Calm place

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29th Nov 17

Garmur satra

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29th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Majuli

1Majuli Island
Majuli Island

 Amit Ghosh: The largest river island of the world, is a culturally rich place too. The journey to Majuli is a long one, starting from Jorhat, then changing boats and buses and so on. The journey to the island is an exhilarating one, a kind of feeling that I was going a land unknown to the world, surrounded me.

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Reviews (19)

Chetana Siddagangaiah

Chetana Siddagangaiah5.0/5

64 reviews

Island on the banks of Brahmaputra River

We visited Majuli as part of our Assam-Meghalaya trip in Dec 2016. Majuli is an island situated in Assam on the banks of river Brahmaputra. Ferry's carry people to and from the island to Jorhat city. The island consists of small villages. We stayed here for a night in a small home stay/resort which is built using bamboos. The stay was comfortable and the food was good too. As the place is remote and not many are aware, the place does not have much visitors.
We hired a cab to roam around the place to visit couple of Satras/Monasteries. The cab driver belonged to the local tribal community(Mishing) and took us to his home for a visit. We got to taste the local Rice beer called Apong.
The river Brahmaputra swells into the island and villages by few kilometers in rainy season and results in flooding.
The island offers an excellently view of sunset. The island is pollution free and is rich in green environment.
We got to meet - Padma Shri Jadav "Molai" Payeng - Forest man of India - who single Handle created a forest - Molai forest(1, 360 acres / 550 hectares), house to elephants, Bengal tigers, rhinos and many other animals and birds. The catch here is, anyone who wants to meet him has to travel to Mohali forest and walk to his place - which for us was a good 4-5 one side) carrying our heavy bags.
But it turned out to be a great experience of visiting Molai and Majuli.

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Manish Raval

Manish Raval5.0/5

7 reviews

Leisure trip

One if the coll place and peaceful one. Full of greenery. It's island fully covered by water. Approach is only through ferry device.
Good bamboo houses are available for accommodation.
Food of local taste is available, one should try it. Best time to visit is first week of November. You can enjoy the traditional Raslila program during this period.

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Majuli Overview

Majuli, the biggest river island in the world, is located amidst the river Brahmaputra in Assam. Originally this island was spread over an area of about 1250 square kilometres. However, due to erosion, its size has now decreased considerably. According to the records of 2001, it covered an area of about 421.65 square km only.

The island of Majuli, which is popular as a ‘pollution free fresh water island’, is located at a distance of about 20 km from Jorhat town and about 200 km east of Guwahati, the largest city in the state. It is accessible by ferries, which can be taken from Jorhat. From east to west, Majuli measures 90 km and from north to south, it is around 16km. Most of the areas in the island are covered by water.

Originally, the island of Majuli was a long and narrow piece of land, which during ancient times was known as ‘Majoli’, meaning ‘land in the middle of two parallel rivers’. It was called so because it had the River Brahmaputra flowing in its North and the River Burhidihing flowing in its South. Both these rivers met at Lakhu.

During 1661–1696 frequent earthquakes occurred, which led to a disastrous flood in 1750. Due to the flood, the Brahmaputra got divided into two anabranches, one of which continued to flow along the original channel, while the other started flowing along the Burhi Dihing channel, which lead to the formation of the Majuli Island.

Majuli is the centre for Vaishavinism in Assam and is popular because of the Satras or monasteries and hermitages located here. The religious beliefs of Saint Sankardeva and Madhavdeva are preached at these Satras.

There are about 25-26 Satras still present in Majuli, the prominent ones being the Satras of Garmur, Kamalabari and Auniati, which attract tourists and reflect the rich culture and tradition of the land.

Majuli is also considered as the cultural capital of Assam and the cradle of Assamese civilization for more than 500 years. The Satras located in this place have well preserved antique items such as weapons, jewellery, utensils and other things that are of cultural importance.

Pottery in Majuli is also very famous because it is made from beaten clay that is burnt in ovens fired with driftwood, which is quite similar to the ancient Harrappan Civilisation. The culture and dance forms of this place remain unaffected by modernisation even today. The handloom work done by the tribes living in this place is well known.

There is so much to see in Majuli.

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