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Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha Established in 1930 at a village named Palasani in the district of Nagaon, the Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha is an organization of Assam based on the social, cultural, religious and spiritual ideals of Srimanta Sankaradeva, the great Vaishnava saint and religious preceptor of the medieval age. Over the years it has grown into a vast organization in the north- east India having several lakhs of its sangi (members) in Assam and the other states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and West Bengal.The organization has contributed significantly to religious and spiritual regeneration, social and cultural change and moral and intellectual growth. Above all, it has created an environment of peace, unity, integrity and amity among the large followers belonging to diverse ethnic groups, castes and creeds of entire north-east India.The advent of Saint Sankaradeva (AD1449-1568) in the medieval Assam was a historic necessity. The personality of Sankaradeva emerged at a time when the socio-political and religious firmament of Assam was in utter chaos. Sankaradeva shouldered the responsibility of redeeming the society and initiated the neo-Vaishnavite movement in the north-east India. He was a genius. He was a prophet and a seer, a preacher and a philosopher, an artiste and lyricist, a linguist and a literateur, an organizer and a reformer. The divine qualities madehim a saint. Sankaradeva molded and enriched the whole Assamese life and society, and laid the very foundation of the Assamese nationality for the posterity. Sankaradeva is defined and revered by the Assamese as guru Sankar.