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Sattriya Dance

November 18, 2014

Sattriya dance is from the state of Assam. Five hundred years ago , Sri Sankardev was responsible for a great movement of religious and social reform in Assam based on Vaishnava teaching. He traveled widely and studied not only the prevailing religious systems but also the music and dances of the country. He was the founder of the famous satras where disciples gather around a Guru and studied. Sri Sankardev studied the kamrupa dance in the light of his newly acquired knowledge and evolved the satria system of dancing which is preserved and practiced by Vaishnava teachers in the satras till today. The purpose of this dance was to evoke the deity to heighten the devotion of the worshipers and to display the powers of the divine krishna. 

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