Barechaharia Bhowna tradition:
The word 'Bare' means 'many', 'Chahar' means dwelling of village people meaning village. Therefore, a conglomeration of villages meaning 'barechahar' and so the evolvement of word 'Barechaharia' and Bhowna refers to the religious drama conceived by Srimanta Shankaradeva thus the nomenclature Barechaharia Bhowna.
At the end of 18th century the village people of the Jamugurihat region felt the need for a common community forum to unite themselves against social prejudices, alien adversaries and anarchism. The Bhowna culture has already been popularised vastly amongst the Assamese society which has been conceived by Srimanta Sankardeva more than 500 years earlier to propagate theological ideas, episodes of the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Hindu mythologies to advance Vaishnavite thoughts and principles through medium of rituaJ dramas.
This culture was adopted in Barechaharia Bhowna form for entertainment and amusement of village folks. In the year 1797 AD one great soul named 'Hukaigiri' took the initiative to organise the Barechaharia Bhowna at Raghudalani Field near Pachigaon of Jamugurihat. The tradition, since its foundation has been time tested and is being celebrated with an intervaJ of every 5 years and achieved unprecedented popularity and lacs and lacs of people have visited the Bhowna arena.