MAJULI ISLAND
Majuli, the largest river island in the world, is a civil sub-division of Jorhat District. It is located 20 km. off Jorhat town. It is a pollution free fresh water island. Total area of the island was 1250 sq.km., now it is about 650 sq.km.

Its length from east to west is about 90 km. & width from north to south is avg. 16 km. Majuli is a natural & cultural heritage site. With water bodies covering most of the areas,Majuli attracts plenty of birds both local & migratory.

About 25—26 Sattras are remaining now in Majuli of which the Sattras of Kamalabari, Auniati & Garmur are worth mentioning. These Sattras are propagating the religious ideology of great Assamese medieval Vaisnavite Saint Sankardeva & Madhavdeva, preaching Sattriya culture.

 

 

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