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MAHAPURUSH SRI SRI MADHAVDEVA
ESTABLISHED DHEKIAKHOWA BORNAMGHAR:
AN ACCOUNT OF THE PAST

- According to choritputhi & Myth
English version by Prof. Nava Kr. Baruah
Deptt. Of English
Teok Junior College

It's a truth universally acknowledged that the union of the great religious preceptor sankardeva and his distinguished disciple Madhavdeva has became a potent force in propagation of Mahapurusia Bhagabati Dharma (a Religion, based on the concepts innovated by great Vaishnava saint Srimanta Sankardeva). Initially Madhavdeva was not a follower of the Vaishnava cult. But having conceded to Sankardeva in the arguments and debates that ensued later Madhavdeva wholeheartedly accepted in principle the "Eksarania Bhagavabati Dharma" (a religion, based on 'Bhagawat Geta').

Sankardeva was so pleased with him that he accepted him as accomplish in his great mission. Soon after the union of the duo there began the activities for the propagation of the religious concepts of Vaishnavism. A lot of disciples including "Harijowai" strengthened the movement spearheaded by Sankardeva. However the mission was not a smooth sailing one, as there appeared in the scene many people who were opposed to it. These people in order to malign Sankardeva tried their best to persuade then Ahom king Suhungmung to resist the movement. The king being convinced ordered these two leaders to act as interceptors of elephants in the elephant corriodor in turn. Both Sankardeva and Madhavdeva had to embark upon this project despite their reluctance to do so . Incidentally in a group of incoming elephant heading the squad. The white colour symbolizes truth and as such master Sankardeva found a coincidental rescmblance with it as the motto of their noble mission was also nothing but truth. Therefore he asked his followers to let it go. This liberal action of the interceptors provided an opportunity to the opponents to persuade king once again to act against them. Having receieved this information the king became quite demented and asked his spy to arrest Sankardeva for trial. A sence of awe prevailed and all entreated their master to retreat to escape the trial. Despite his initial reluctance he eventually decided to retreat with some of his followers. Having failed to find Sankardeva the royal messengers took Madhavdeva and Harijowai to the king. At the king's order Harijowai beheaded and Madhvbdeva was made a captive. Here an interesting thing happend. Being unable to sleep for the night with a tormented heart he began to sign a raga at dawn as the last resort to seek solace. The enchanted melody had even such an incredible impact on the listeners that it bewitched the king which made him to concider the singer a supernatural creature and so freed him honourably from his captivity.

The unexpected release of Madhavdeva led to another significant development. After his release wandering here and there Madhavdeva finally set his foot on the spot where there Madhavdeva finally set his foot on the spot where there is the Bornamghar now. A very poor couple lived in a hut in this spot. Having met with such a respectable and asmirable personality their joy knew no boulds and they requested the fatigued guest to take a bath. He went a near by stream and sitting on a "Murha"(the end unused portion of the trunk of a cut-off-tree) washed his hands and feet and had bath. (This "Murha" is reserved now). With great difficulty the couple managed the dinner for the guest and pondered over how to arrange the next morning meal. However , both went to market which was about one and a half mile away and both sum food stuff by selling "SENGSULI"(braided hair made from one's won cut-off hair used for hair-dressing by women). The guest himself began to cook and while cooking he expressed his ardent desire to set an earthen lamp ablaze there. He requested the old man to call some villagers to be present on the occasion. According the villagers gathered there and the respectable guest put oil into the earthen lamp to lit it. He requested the assembled villagers to keep it burning, never to be extinguished. He then named the nearby stream as "BURHIDIHA" in recognition to the toil of the old women who by selling her personal hair arranged the meals for him.

Finally as he relished the taste of "DHEKIA" cury(a cury made by Dhekia, a wild vegetable) he named the palce Dhekiakhowa. This is how Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, well known for its spiritual sublimity and popularity. Then Madhavdeva the guest of honour set out for his next destination bidding farewell to all.

Finally, Madhavdeva met his master Sankardeva at Dhuahat, Beloguri, in Majuli with many of his followers engaged in Pal Naam. It's an innovation of Sankardeva, a kind of prayer for human welfare. The disciples were praying there consistently for seven days for his safety. On the seventh day he found himself reunited with his great master, they then continued their activities pertaining to propagation of Vaishnavism with renewed zeal. Unfortunately a few days later the old couple passed away and the villagers constructed a "NAMGHAR" (A TEMPLE OF WORSHIP) and named it Burhanamghar in memory of the old couple in the same spot where Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar stands high today.

  • ভাওনা প্রদৰ্শন-১৭ চেপ্তেম্বৰ, ২০১৪
  • অহা ১,২,৩ অক্টোবৰত শ্রী শ্রী শংকৰদেৱৰ জন্ম জয়ন্তী আৰু মাধৱদেৱ সংগীত মহাবিদ্যালয়ৰ ৰূপালী জয়ন্তী উদযাপন কৰা হ'ব।


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