|Besides Bardowa and
Barpeta, these three Satras along with Kuruabai Satras exercise tremendous influence on the life of the
Assamese people. They are even to-day the glorious religious institutions of Assam, and
are not only the seat of religion, learning and education, but the very centre of
traditional cultural activities like dance, drama, music and religious recitals.
Judged by such external standards as landed estates, number of Sisyas and Bhaktas, these Satras
still claim to be the biggest religious institutions. In the hey-day of their glory, the
income of these Satras went mainly to the welfare of the people by way of the promotion of
learning, development of cultural activities and help to the needy.