Dakhinpat Satra

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    Location: Majuli, Mekheli Gaon, Assam 785106, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

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    Nowadays people are living in a chaotic environment. They want to escape from this hustle and desire to pass time with the beauty of nature and in a serene place where they will get peace of mind. If you have such a desire then we got a perfect place for you. The Dakhinpat satra is one of the famous socio-religious institutions situated on Majuli Island in the river Brahmaputra of Assam in India. This satra is considered the ‘House of Dance.


    The Dakhinpat satra is one of the popular social-institution in India. Devotees and visitors from all around the globe pay a visit to experience the tranquillity. This is a place of serenity. This satra is considered one of the important centers of art and culture. It is also known as the ‘House of Dance’. There are many different forms of dances performed in the satra. This satra is mostly attracted by the people for its festival Raasleela. It is one of the grand festivals in Assam and is considered a national festival that is attended by thousands.  People love to stay in a calm place to get inner peace and the satra is a perfect place for getting peace of mind. Besides, the natural sights from the satra are stunning as it sits on the Island.


    Iconic View of Dakhinpat satra

    The Dakhinpat satra was established by Vamsi Gopal in 1584. He was a follower of Sri Vanamali Dev. He was highly honored by the Ahom Kingdom ruler Jayadhwaj Singha. The dance house of satra was contributed by Shri Sankardeva. The satra is facing lots of issues for the continuous flood and river erosion. That is why a new satra had been built in Chatai, Jorhat. But two decades passed and the satra is not yet moved to its new destination.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Inside view of Dakhinpat satra

    Inside the Dakhinpat satra there is a large entrance gate. The entrance gate was engraved with animal structures, magnificent religious design patterns, and many lovely flower schemes. The satra exhibits various forms of sculptures, paintings, and dances. In the satra there are about ninety to a hundred monks. Monks are known as the bhakats; they are under the supervision of a Satradhikar. The Satradhikars had to put lots of effort to preserve relics and manuscripts of the saint Srimanta Sankardeva written in strips of bark from the ‘Sanchi tree’ in his own hand in the humid and semi-tropical climate of Assam. Dakhinpat satra follows the Mahapurusa Dharma. The idol of Mahaprabhu Jadavarai is worshipped in the satra. This satra has mesmerizing natural sights. The natural view all around the island along with the river Brahmaputra is a natural blessing to the eyes of the visitors.

    Opening Hours

    The Opening hour of this place is 07.00 am to 08:59 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There are no entry fees in this satra.

    How to Reach

    By Airport: Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport to Majuli. It is 38.3 Km away from the destination. 


    By Waterways: There are 2 ferry rides to reach Majuli. The first ferry ride takes an hour and the second ride takes 10-15 minutes.


    By Road: There are many buses like ASTC available in the city to reach Majuli.


    By Railway: Jorhat Town is the nearest railway station to Dakhinpat satra.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag to carry your essentials things. Don’t forget to take the important things of puja.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit this satra. Many visitors and devotees from all around the world visit the satra daily.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this Satra.

    Qus-03: Are there any parking facilities in the Dakhinpat satra?

    Ans: There are no such parking facilities. But visitors can keep their car near the Dakhinpat satra, many visitors take their vehicles to visit this institution.

    Qus-04: What is the best time to visit the Dakhinpat satra?

    Ans: The best time to visit the satra is during the Rasleela festival. During the festival, thousands of people from all around the world including devotees visit the satra. The satra took a festive look and it is charmingly decorated. However, the best time to visit the  satra is during winter. At that time the weather is very pleasant to the visitors and it is the perfect time to visit.

    Few suggested months to visit: 

    January – March


    Qus-05: What is the visiting time of Dakhinpat satra?

    Ans: The visiting time of satra is flexible. Visitors can visit anytime.

    Qus-06: How many days Dakhinpat satra remains open in a week?

    Ans: The Dakhinpat satra remains open every day in a week.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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