• 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.

  • Chaitanya Maha Prabhu

    Sri Chaitanya halted at Panihati Mohotsavtala Ghat twice, once in A.D. 1515 on his way to Puri and another time when going to Vrindaban from Puri via Gaud. He came here in the month of Kartik and stayed in the house of Raghav Pandit, his disciple. The image of Madan Mohan worshiped by Sri Chaitanya in the house of Raghav, as also the Samadhi of Raghav under a canopy of Madhabi creepers can still be seen in the Raghav Bhawan or Pat Bari. Sri Nityananda also came here in A.D. 1516 when he was on a missionary errand for spreading religion of love in Gaud. Raghunath Narayandev, a renowned zamindar of Saptagram met Nityananda under a Bat Tree by the Ganga. On Nityananda's advice, the zamindar distributed chira & curd to the pilgrims assembled there in the month of Jyaishtha of 1517. The festival is celebrated still now and it's called Danda Utsav. The commemorative festival recalling Sri Chaityanya's visit to Raghav Bhawan on his way back from Puri is celebrated since 1321 B.S. in the Bengali month Kartik.

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    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.

  • Chida Utsav around the World

    Sri Chaitanya halted at Panihati Mohotsavtala Ghat twice, once in A.D. 1515 on his way to Puri and another time when going to Vrindaban from Puri via Gaud. He came here in the month of Kartik and stayed in the house of Raghav Pandit, his disciple. The image of Madan Mohan worshiped by Sri Chaitanya in the house of Raghav, as also the Samadhi of Raghav under a canopy of Madhabi creepers can still be seen in the Raghav Bhawan or Pat Bari. Sri Nityananda also came here in A.D. 1516 when he was on a missionary errand for spreading religion of love in Gaud. Raghunath Narayandev, a renowned zamindar of Saptagram met Nityananda under a Bat Tree by the Ganga. On Nityananda's advice, the zamindar distributed chira & curd to the pilgrims assembled there in the month of Jyaishtha of 1517. The festival is celebrated still now and it's called Danda Utsav. The commemorative festival recalling Sri Chaityanya's visit to Raghav Bhawan on his way back from Puri is celebrated since 1321 B.S. in the Bengali month Kartik.