After exploring the marvellous findings and happenings inside the Tocklai Tea Research Centre Assam, we moved ahead towards our next destination which was the Kamalabari Satra Assam. With the journey heading towards an end, we felt a bit. But all three of us were happy that we had the time of our lives during the four days of our stay in Assam. We didn’t want our mood to ruin the trip to the last destination.
Kamalabari Satra holds the credit for being in the list of most effective Satras of the state. According to history, it has acted as an important centre of culture and religion and played a key role in spreading Vaishnavism. Satra is actually the name of a trend related to religion and power and started by the famous Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva who in turn is regarded to be an integral part of the Neo-Vaishnavite Movement in the state. According to legend, the first Satra was established by Sankaradeva after planting a small Bilva Tree and naming it as Belguri or shelter of Bilva Tree.
The site was considered to hold the credit for the biggest river island across the globe. The place is located in a very remote area at a distance of 25 km on the northern part of Jorhat. There is no doubt about the fact that Kamalabari falls in the list of most developed and important villages of Majuli. With a height of merely 116m, it is regarded as an entry point for the famous Majuli Island.
We could easily identify that the most of the population consists of Hindus who are followers of Lord Krishna and belong to the Vaishnavite sect. One of the local tourists told us that a large portion of the population speak Assamese and Missing languages and are a part of the Missing Tribe. He also told us that people depend on agriculture and tourism for earning their living. They mainly sell crops of vegetables and rice in the nearby markets. Some of them also travel daily to Jorhat for work while many young kids travel to Kalambari for studying.