Archive for July, 2011

Majuli – World’s Largest Deltaic River Island

India’s largest river island, situated on the Brahmaputra river, Majuli, was a centre of important Vaishnavite culture. It is in Assam. The central government will move UNESCO to grant this island the World Heritage Site status. There are Vaishnavite monasteries – Dakhinpat, Samoguri, Garmur, Takoubari, Maluwal Borelengi, Balisapori Elengi, Uttar Kamalabari, Bhogpur and Majuli Bor Elengi, – holy centres and other important sites for tourists.

The other world heritage sites in Assam are the Kaziranga National Park and Manas National park. Majuli has over 1.6 lakh inhabitants, most of whom are tribals.