The occasion of the 452nd death anniversary of Mahapurushh Shrimanta Shankardev, which is known as Tirubhav Tithi, has gripped the state of Assam with a sense of great devotion and religiosity.
Among various places of the state where the holy day has been observed in a fitting manner, two of the most important places associated with the life of the great 15th-16th century polymath and one of the greatest and most successful religious reformers and saints – Batadrava Than and Letekupukhuri – marked the day with great religious zeal and a deep sense of spirituality.
At Batadrava Than, the birth place of Mahapurush Shrimanta Shankardev, a special ceremony spanning two days named "Guru Kirtan" started on Wednesday. Believers from many places visited the religious place and developed a truly spiritual atmosphere through Naam-Kirtan and recitation of Bhagavata.
A similar atmosphere prevailed at LetekupukhurI, the birth place of Sri Madhavdev – one of the most loyal disciples of Srimanta Shankardev. Although limited in numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the worshippers and devotees created a peaceful and highly spiritual ambience through Naam-Kirtan and recitation of the verses from the Bhagavata.