The tradition of religion in Assam

a philosophical study by Archana Barua

Publisher: Punthi Pustak in Calcutta

Written in English
Published: Pages: 200 Downloads: 174
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  • Assam (India),
  • India,
  • Assam


  • Sankaradeva, 1449-1569.,
  • Vaishnavism -- India -- Assam -- History.,
  • Assam (India) -- Religion.

About the Edition

Chiefly history of Vaishnavism in Assam, with special reference to Sankaradeva, 1449-1569.

Edition Notes

StatementArchana Barua.
LC ClassificationsBL1284.532.A87 B37 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p. ;
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL319907M
ISBN 10818679106X
LC Control Number97900471

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Get this from a library. The tradition of religion in Assam: a philosophical study. [Archana Barua] -- Chiefly history of Vaishnavism in Assam, with special reference to Sankaradeva, The national festival of Assam is the Bihu which is celebrated in three parts during a year with great pomp and grandeur by all Assamese, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

Bengali-speaking Hindus and Muslims represent the largest minorities, followed by Nepalis. Assam culture and tradition, assam cultural life,The people of Assam are a mixture of Mongolian, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian and Aryan origin.

This mixture of people constitutes the population of the state and they call themselves as ``Asomiya'' or ``Assamese'' and the language is also referred by the same.

In 16th-century Assam, Srimanta Sankaradeva () introduced a movement known as eka sarana nama dharma - a religion devoted to one God (Vishnu or Krishna). The focus of the movement was to introduce a new form of Vaishnava doctrine, dedicated to the reformation of society and to the abolition of practices such as animal sacrifice.

Get this from a library. Religious tradition and social practices in Assam: essays on popular religion, Buddhist tradition, and writing culture. [D Nath; Dibrugarh University. Department of History,;]. The tradition of religion in Assam book Introduction to Assam: From Pre-Historic to Independence and Strategy to cover it for APSC Prelims and Mains Exam Art,Handicrafts and Paintings Forms of Assam British Rule in Assam Constitution and reorganization of Assam Fairs and Festivals of Assam Folk Dances of Assam Folk Songs of Assam Former princely States of Assam and Zamindaris.

The book will be of vital use to the tourist, tour operators, students of Indian History and Culture of the North East India. About The Author: is Director of Public Libraries, Itanagar. Well-conversant with the library science and originally from Arunachal, he has put in his sincere efforts in popularizing this subjects/5(2).

Chapter III BACKGROUND OF ASSAMESE SOCIETY AND CULTURE There is a famous English proverb which says that 'Rome was not different racial group first entered Assam.

According to local tradition the earliest rulers of Assam belonged to the Danava Dynasty, the first of the kings valley early in the thirteenth century with a religion File Size: KB.

Vaishnava Literary Tradition of Assam Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti Assam has a rich tradition of Vaishnavite literature. The majority of the people in Assam are believers of Vaishnavite faith. History and Culture of Assam and the Brahmaputra Introduction Any reference of Assam about its geology, geography, history, culture and society cannot be envisioned without the Brahmaputra.

Assam and the Brahmaputra are synonymous. Both complement one another. Assams History speaks about many events which haveFile Size: KB. 1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3.

Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5. This joint family system appears to be traditional among both the tribal and non-tribal village communities of Assam; it is based on blood relationship.

In the case of inheritance, the Dayabhaga system was followed in olden days, as at present. Assam is the meeting point of diverse cultures, becomes a paradise for the anthropologists’ purpose. It is rich both racially and culturally, and these elements mingle in such an extraordinary way that it becomes a melting pot of integration and synthesis of all the cultures present.

The Mising is the major section and second largest tribal community of Assam and have a rich tradition of religion and culture. Their religious practices and beliefs are based on supernaturalism. A study of the plants related to magico religious beliefs in Dobur Uie of Mising is carried by: Such useful plants have beenrecorded in the religious book and knowledge has been transmitted from generation to is a state having more than 33 castes with Hindu religion.

Brahma et al. [1] described 48 plant species used in socio-cultural and religious practices used by File Size: KB. The Karbis (Karbi:কাৰ্বি), mentioned as the Mikir in the Constitution Order of the Government of India and Assam till (vide Govt.

of Assam Notification No. TAD//74/47), are one of the major ethnic communities in Northeast India and especially in the hill areas of great artist-scholar Bishnu Prasad Rabha refer to them as the Columbus of hal Pradesh: 1, ( census). Witchcraft, Totemism, Religion and the question of Gender amongst the Bodo Community of Assam Dina Swargiari Research Scholar, Tezpur University Abstract: The Bodo Community of Assam is a community whose members is traditionally a nature worshipper and deeply rooted to totemic ideas and Size: KB.

The book tries to go beyond a ULFA-centric solution and dwells upon the issues of illegal migration, human development and the need for the protection of a composite society in Assam. It also deals with the (July-September) violent conflict in Bodoland over the issue of illegal migration and quest for a homogenous homeland.

living in Assam and India respectively are and per cent Hindu, and per cent Muslim, and percent Christian and and per cent other religion. It is seen that the proportion of Muslim population in Assam is significantly higher than that of the country as a whole.

Strikingly, Assam. Botanical Survey of India book Health Tradition Among Dimasa Tribe (Medicobotany of Barak Valley, Southern Assam, N.E. India) seller Sagnik books, any botanical Survey of India publication contact withOnline bookseller of Kolkata Publication. The Naga people(Burmese: နာဂး ;Chinese: 那加人 ;Hindi: नागा ;Nāgā) are various ethnic groups native to the northeastern India and northwestern groups have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority of population in the Indian state of Nagaland and Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar; with significant populations in Manipur, Arunachal Arunachal Pradesh:Shaktism (Sanskrit: Śāktaḥ, lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the eternal goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically a woman and Shakti is regarded as the supreme godhead.

It includes a large number of goddesses, all considered aspects of the same supreme goddess. Shaktism has different sub-traditions, ranging from those.

In Assam, religion census provides good insight of current demography. As per censusHindu are majority in Assam state. Hinduism constitutes % of Assam population.

In all Hindu form majority religion in 18 out of 27 districts of Assam state. Questions of Identity in Assam: Location, Migration, Hybridity addresses the identity problem in Assam, keenly affected as it is, by the realities of migration and hybridity.

The book provides an overview of these issues as they are reflected in the region, and covers the period from the conclusion of the Assam Movement till the present. Assam and the making of Assam, wrote a full-fledged history of a land totally new to him. The book A History of Assam is a process of enq uiry in Assam ‟ s heritage through the p rocess of Assa Author: Lakhyajit Nath.

Tribal Development in North-East India, Assam Institute Research for Tribal and Scheduled Castes, Jawahar Nagar, Guwahati,The Causes of the Tribal Movements of Assam, Pp.

Article Book. A Text Book of Logic and Philosophy, Kalyani Publishers, B-I/ Rajinder Nagar, Ludhiana- Text Book. Culture of Assam is a rich cultural blend of several ethnic groups. The various festivals, music, paintings, dance forms and traditional crafts reflect its cultural heritage.

The major religions of Assam are Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam and Buddhism. Apart from these, there are people who follow Animism, Brahmanism, Vaishnavism and Tantricism. More than fifty percent of the people of Assam follow Hinduism.

There are several temples of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Kamakhya Temple is a significant temple in Assam. (shelved 1 time as indian-religion) avg rating — 7, ratings — published And, the culture related to Assam and the Assamese people is the culture of Assam and Assamese Culture.

Though there are numerous instances of a single culture of a certain nation in a certain country in various corners of the world since history could reach, the culture of Assam and the Assamese has developed as a mixed or hybrid culture.

The book, Assam and Indochina, written by Dr. Pradip Sarma, helps in clearing the myth and removing the perceptional haziness in this case.

Dr. Sarma, author of half a dozen books and more than hundred research and popular articles, a well-known scholar of the culture, tradition and archaeology of Assam, is former Deputy Director of Archaeology.