Sati Sadhani Divas in Assam in 2021

Sati Sadhani Divas in Assam in 2021
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  Dates of Sati Sadhani Divas in Assam
2021 Wed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
  Summary

A state holiday in Assam to honour the sacrifices made by the Sutiya Queen, Sati Sadhina.

When is Sati Sadhani Divas?

Sati Sadhani Divas is observed in the Indian state of Assam on April 21st each year.

This regional holiday honours, Sati Sadhani, the last queen of the Chutia Dynasty on the anniversary of her death in 1524.

Traditions of Sati Sadhani Divas

Sadhani was the daughter of the Chutia King Dharmadhwajpal also known as Dhirnarayan. Born in Sadiya in around 1493, she was married to a cow-herder named Nityapal, becoming queen in 1522.

It turns out that being a cow-herder wasn't the ideal preparation for kingship and Nityapai proved to be a bad leader, weakening his kingdom.

In 1524, the Ahoms took advantage and attacked the kingdom. They conquered Sadiya and killed Nityapal. So Sadhani who played a prominent role in the fight against the Ahoms was asked to marry Sadiyakhowa Gohain, the Ahom governor of Sadiya. 

Sadhani bravely chose death instead of dishonour, and sacrificed her own life by jumping from the top of Chandragiri hills near Sadiya in 1524.

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