A fisherman out to catch fish next to Majuli. Mājuli or Majoli is a largest island in the Brahmaputra River in Assam. Mājuli used to have a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but by 2001, erosion had reduced its area to 421.65 square kilometres (163 sq mi). The nearest city is Jorhat town. Krishna, the popular Hindu god, is supposed to have played here with his friends. Mājuli has been the cultural capital of Assamese civilisation since the 16th century. Many Xatras (Satras) or monasteries constructed by the saints still survive and represent the colourful Assamese culture. Vaishnava Satra was founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture. The main surviving Xatras are Dakhinpat Xatra, Garamurh Xatra, Auniati Xatra, Kamalabari Xatra, Benegenaati Xatra and Shamaguri Xatra. One can view a complete panorama of the island on reaching Kamalabari Ghat by ferry.