The Dakhinpat Satra is a very popular satra on the Majuli Island of the state of Assam. This Satra was established in the year 1584 by Vamshigopal who was a disciple of Sri Vanamalidev. Thousands of devotees visit this satra from all over the world to experience the serenity of the place. The entrance gate of the satra is being engraved with animal forms, religious motifs and several beautiful flower forms. Many beautiful paintings and sculptures can also be seen on the inner walls of the satra. Dakhinpat Satra is considered to be a home for dances which is a contribution of Sri Sankardeva. The monks living in the satras are known as Bhakats who spend their entire life in the devotion of the Lord. The satradhikars put in a lot of efforts in the preservation of the manuscripts and relics that are written on the bark of the Sanchi tree. This satra celebrates Rasotsava with a lot of passion and grandeur. This festival is considered as one of the vital festivals of the state of Assam. This place is a clear insight to the art and culture that prevails in Majuli.
This satra is worth witnessing during the festival of Raslila when a grand occasion is organized here. This festival is considered as one of the national festivals of the state of Assam and is attended by a large number of devotees. This satra is not only a religious institution but also plays a historical role in the society.
The Dakhinpat Satra takes about one hour time to reach by bus from the Kamlabari Satra. You will also get ferries that leave from the Nimati Ghat which carry tourists to this satra.
Winters are considered to be the best time to visit the satra when the climate is very pleasant. The time of the Rasleela festival is also an important time to plan holidays here.