Assamese Woman Weaves 500 Verses of Bhagavat Gita in Sanskrit in Cloth!

Bhagavat Gita

Sanskrit is the origin of all languages. The Veds, Upanishads, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavat Gita, and more of our ancient scriptures have been written in Sanskrit. The Bhagavat Gita that contains 18 chapters and 700 verses has long been influencing people worldwide as a doctrine of universal truth, revealing the path to those gone astray, providing clarity to the confused, and wisdom to all.


Hemprabha proudly carries forward this ancient legacy. She weaves magic of the Bhagavat Gita in Sanskrit. In her weavings. Leaving an imprint on our very existence in this world!  You will be spellbound by the aura of divinity prominent in every word woven. She weaves verses from the Bhagavat Gita in English too!


Hemprabha is already a known name in Assam for her weaving skills. She hails from Dibrugarh, the Tea City of India and emerging communication and industrial hub of the Northeast with Buridihing, a tributary of the Brahmaputra flowing at its heart.


Prior to this feat, Hemprabha has woven six stanzas of Sankardev Gunamala on a 17 inch broad and 80 feet long Guna and Muga Silk cloth. Gunamala is a scripture, an abridged version of Bhagavata Purana written by Srimanta Sankardev, a 15th–16th century Assamese Vaishnavite monk, saint-scholar, poet, playwright, and social-religious reformer. Sankardev had composed the verses in one night; these verses sing glories about Lord Krishn. Hemaprabha’s work has been highly appreciated.


Inspired and motivated by the people and driven by an objective to bring to life verses from the Bhagavat Gita in Sanskrit in cloth, Hemprabha started her second work in December 2016. The proficient craftswoman has woven 500 verses of the Bhagvad Gita in Sanskrit and one single chapter in English in less than a year! The work isn’t complete yet.


Hemprabha wishes that the government preserves and displays her work in a museum. Hope the government listens to her request.


Image and info source: ANI

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Manoshi Sinha is a writer, history researcher, avid heritage traveler; Author of 8 books including 'The Eighth Avatar', 'Blue Vanquisher', 'Saffron Swords'.
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