About Chida Utsav
Since long (500 years past), Panihati is famous for a great festival called "Chida Utsab"/ "DANDA MAHOTSAB". This festival is related to Sri Chaitannya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu, having an immense religious value for the Vaisnavs. The festival is organised in the Month of Jaistha on Shukla Troyodoshi Tithi or June Month every year. This festival is held at the River bank of the Ganges at Mahotsob Ghat.
Sri Ramkrishna Paramsansha used to perticipate in this festival with His disciples and Bhaktos which included Rakhal Chandra, Girish Chandra Ghosh, Narendra Nath Dutta (Swami Vivekananda), Mahendra Nath Dutta and others. Mention of this has been made at Sri Ramkrishna Kathamrita and Sri Sri Ramkrishna Lila Prosongo.