Changing Notions of “Ideal” Monkhood: A Case Study from a Satra of Majuli

  title={Changing Notions of “Ideal” Monkhood: A Case Study from a Satra of Majuli},
  author={P. Sharma and A. Singh},
  • P. Sharma, A. Singh
  • Published 2016
  • Engineering
  • All religions were initially founded with the aim of purifying men and women and helping them to lead ethical lives through prayers. However, unfortunately religion evolved to be a force reinforcing discrimination diverted from the original motive of religion. The Vaishnavite faith initiated by the 15th century Guru, Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva, in the region of Assam was also based on egalitarian and humanitarian values. The ideal monkhood in a Satra is to lead a life devoid of material… CONTINUE READING
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