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1,000 children perform Krishna dance on 468th Abhiravav Utsav of Sri Sri Badla Padma Ata in Digboi

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Guwahati, May 19: Thousand children performed Krishna dance on the second day of 468th Abhiravav Utsav of Sri Sri Badla Padma Ata in Digboi, Assam.

The program was inaugurated by Narayanpur Session President Roopjyoti Goswami and IOC Executive Director Ajay Kayla by igniting an auspicious lamp.

Sri Sri Badala Padma Ata, a disciple of Srimanta Sankardeva and Sri Sri Madhavdev, is one of the prominent figures of the Jatra culture of the state.

This program was being organized from 18th to 20th May at Muliyabari Sports Ground, Digboi.


Badala Padma Ata was the saint who, according to the instructions of Madhavdeva, established 24 satras in Upper Assam, including the Kamalabari satras in Majuli. These Sattriya institutions played an important role in the preservation and spread of Neo-Vaishnavism and Sattriya culture.

An organiser of the event told to media that “we have been celebrating the Abhiravav Utsav of Sri Sri Badla Padma Ata for 22 years. There are different cultural presentations of every caste here. The main objective of our program is to make people of all castes around us live together. We are organizing a three day program 1000 children’s presented Krishna dance on this program.

Its objective is to create a symbol of devotion towards Krishna in the mind of the child, to develop a sense of spiritual character in the children as they grow up”.

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