Guwahati (Assam), Aug 31, 2018:
Assam observed the 422nd death anniversary (Tithi) of Vaishnavite saint Madhabdeva on Friday.
The different satras in Barpeta, Majuli, Dhekiakhuwa, etc. organised a day-long “Kirtan Mohotsav”.
Born in 1489 at Letekupukhuri in Lakhimpur district of Assam, Madhabdev was an important preceptor of the Mahapuruxiya Dharma known for his loyalty to his guru, Srimanta Sankardeva, as well as his artistic brilliance.
He is known particularly for his book of hymns, the Naam Ghoxa, as well as a large selection of songs called Borgeets.