For long people visiting Vrindavan from different parts of Assam, North-East India, and non-resident Assamese people living in different parts of India and across the globe desperately feeling that in Vrindavan there should be an Assamese Namghar and Guest House. People from different sects and cultures have their places of worship and guest houses in this Holy Dham of Lord Krishna. They can easily stay over there and visit all the Leela Sthali of Lord Krishna.
But for Assamese people, there are no such facilities as such. Around five hundred fifty years back the great Vaishnava Saint from Assam Srimanta Shankardev came to Vrindavan. He stayed over here several years and visited all the important places associated with Lord Krishna. His essence of the Bhakti movement owes its origin from Vrindavan. But sadly there is not any spot to identify in Vrindavan about his visit to this Dham of Lord
Apart from that every year thousands of pilgrims from Assam come to Vrindavan for Darshan and Stay. But they have to face immense problems- There are several. Due to different food habits, language problems. It has been reporting in newspapers and social media from time to time how these devotees are duped by rouges and anti-social elements hailing from Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. If there is a Namghar and Yatri Niwas, Assamese devotees could have come here without any fear and hesitation. They would be able to visit different places of Vrindavan and all the Leela Sthali- like Mathura, Nandgaon, Barsana, Goverdhan, Gokul, Daoji, Ramanrati, Ral, and all the 12 Vanas of Vrindavan, etc. associated with Lord Krishna.
Assamese people eat rice both times of the day. Here in Vrindavan, it is very difficult to get rice and roti is the main food on the menu.
Assamese visitors have to depend on roti and they feel nauseating for not getting the rice to eat. If a guest house is constructed here they can get traditional Assamese Vegetarian food easily.
Keeping in this mind Hiranmoyee India Foundation (HIF) and several people living outside the state, abroad and Assam have come forward to build a Namghar in Vrindavan. Delhi-based Journalist Pranab Saikia, Vrindavan-based Brahmachari Pankaj Dev Sharma, an entrepreneur from Assam Kalpa Talukdar, and NRI Assamese Dr. S Sharma from Australia have come forward for this noble cause. It is a matter of great pride that steps are being taken to build an Assamese Namghar and guest house in Vrindavan. But it is a herculean task and we have no other alternative except to seek help from Assamese people. Since it is a public project, all the public are humbly requested to come forward to help. If we get Government help that would be great. In this regard, we are seeking help from everyone.