LAMP BURNING IN ASSAM FOR 484 YEARS ENTERS ASIA BOOK OF RECORDS
LAMP BURNING IN ASSAM FOR 484 YEARS ENTERS ASIA BOOK OF RECORDS. The sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite monastery in Jorhat district, Assam which has been burning continuously for the past 484 years was on 18 August 2012 formally recognised by the Asia Book of Records. The lamp, which was first lighted in 1528 in Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar, has been kept burning since then by the locals of the area. Jorhat Lok Sabha MP and former Union Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique said that the 'Gurucharitra' written by Sattraadhikar (Chief Monk) of Kamalabari Satra in Majuli Island about 300 years ago had mentioned about the lamp being lit by Sri Sri Madhabdeva. Photo courtesy Incredible India Facebook.