Today marks the Tirobhav Tithi (death anniversary) of Mahapurusha Madhavdeva, the loyal disciple of Srimanta Sankaradeva. The day is being observed across Assam.
Devotees are offering prayers at the Xattras and Naamghars amid Vaishnavite rituals, specifically, in the vaishnavism hubs, Barpeta and Majuli.
The saint started as a sakta worshipper, who was later converted to Ekasarana Dharma by Sankardev and became his most prominent disciple.
Madhavdeva has authored two significant Vaishnavite scriptures, namely, the Naamghosha and the Bhakti Ratnawali. The vaishnavite saint also scribed more than 150 Borgeets.
Likewise his predecessor Srimanta Sankaradeva, Madhavdeva has made immense contribution towards development of the Assamese culture.