Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar, a Nambghar in Jorhat is said to have been built by Madhavdeva, a saint-reformer. He ignited an earthen lamp which had been burning since 1528 and till date, it is kindled by priests in this Namghar. It is called Bornamghar due to its rich history and a large campus. The Namghar is spread across 13 bighas of land and is the site for a number of social, cultural and religious activities in Jorhat.
According to the legend, Madhavdevi came to the village of Dhekiakhowa after spreading Ekasarana Nam Dharma and reforming people and decided to take shelter at the hut of an old woman who served him Dhekia Saak (a very common vegetable but tasty) along with rice. She was embarrassed at serving this to Madhavdevi but he was very impressed with her hospitality. As a result, he started the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar here and gave the old woman the responsibility of igniting the earthen lamp every day. Festivals celebrated here are Paal Naam from August to September, Srimanta Sankardeva birth anniversary from September to October, Madhavdeva anniversary from mid-May to mid-June, Bhaona from mid-March to mid-April and Raas Lila in November. This namghar is known for making wishes come true and is definitely worth a visit.
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