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A beautiful city located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, Dibrugarh has amazing tourist spots to fascinate people. Once you have decided to tour Dibrugarh, visiting the religious places should be a must in the itinerary. An important aspect of the religious lives of the people of Dibrugarh are the “sattras” and “thans” located here. “Sattras” and “thans” are Assamese places of worship. The “satras” were mostly built during the Ahom period. These “satras” depict the rich heritage and teachings of the Vaishnavite sect and saints. Let us make a religious tour of the Dibrugarh city.
Koli Aai Thaan
One of the famous tourist spots of Dibrugarh, the Koli Aai Thaan is amongst the oldest Thaans of Ahom regimes here. The thaan is dedicated to Koli Aai, the daughter of the head priest of Dibaru Satra of Assam. According to legends due to the lack of male heir, the Satra started disappearing gradually. Koli Aai, however, kept the legacy of Satras alive with her disciples by preaching its ideals and principles. And hence people were united by religious sentiments and preaching of Koli Aai. The than was later dedicated to Koli Aai. Even though the thaan does not have any idols, yet it possesses a strong hold in the minds of the people. People of Dibrugarh visit the place regularly to seek her blessings of Koli Aai.
Dehing Namti Satra
Dehing Namti Satra is situated on the banks of the Disang River in Sasoni Mouza, around 8 miles from Naharkatiya town. One of the chief wings of the Satra is located at Namti in Nazira. This Satra was established by Binandashyam Gohain.
Located around 5 kms north of the Chabua township of Dibrugarh, the Dinjoy Satra is a famous Satra of the Vaishnavite sect. Aniruddha Dev, one of the twelve main devotees of Gopal Atadev, founded the satra. The Satra was first set up at Bishnubalikakunshi village of North Lakhimpur and later shifted to Khutiaputa.
Moderkhat Satra is an extension of the Dinjoy Satra. Chandrakantadev, the brother of Sidanandadeb Dinjoy, the head priest of Dinjoy Satra, established the Moderkhat Satra.
Much older than the Dinjoy Satra, the Garpara Satra is situated in Rohmoria Mouza in Dibrugarh.
Famous for having the ancient relics of the Ahom kingdom, the Raidongia Dol situated in Kalakhuwa area of Laruah Mauza, was established in 700 A.D by Swargadeo Pramatta Singha. As many as 14 status belonging to the Ahom kingdom can be found here. The place was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu but later became famous as Shiva Dol. The Dol has a large pond adjacent to it.
Radha Krishna Temple in Dibrugarh
The Radha Krishna temple is situated near the Assam Medical College. Inside the temple two life size idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha are installed. The serenity and divinity of the temple and its surroundings are sure to grab the attention of tourists.