Sati Sadhani

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Sati Sadhani
Reign1522–1524
Coronation1522
BornSadiya, Assam
Died21 April 1524
Chandragiri hills, Sadiya, Assam
SpouseNityapal
HouseChutia dynasty
FatherDharmadhwajpal
ReligionHinduism


A portrait of the last Chutia queen Sadhani.

Sati Sadhani was the last queen of the Chutia dynasty. She was the daughter of the Sutiya King Dharmadhwajpal also known as Dhirnarayan. Born in Sadiya, she was married to Nityapal or Nitai.

In 1523, due to Nityapal's weak leadership, the Ahoms took advantage and attacked the kingdom at its weakest state, 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 preferred death to dishonour, and gave her life from the top of Chandragiri hills near Sadiya in 1524.

Sati Sadhani Divas[edit]

Every year in Assam, 21 April is celebrated as Sati Sadhani divas to honour the sacrifices made by the Sutiya Queen. The Government of Assam declares this day as state holiday.[1]

Sati Sadhani Award[edit]

The award is instituted by the Sutiya Jati Unnayan Parishad. The award is given to a person every year, having outstanding contributions to the field of art, culture and literature. The person to be honoured by this Award is selected by a committee formed by the Parishad.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sati Sadhani Divas observed at North Lakimpur".
  2. ^ "Sati Sadhani Award being launched".
  • Prakash, Col. Ved (2007). Encyclopedia of North East India.Vol.2. Atlantic Publishers & Dist.