Situated at a distance of about 8 km west of Dinhata railway station,
the original place of worship is now shattered. The present temple has
been founded by Maharaja Pran Narayan in 1665. In the interior the temple
the throne of Debi is situated. A great number of festivals are occurred
at this juncture of which the
Batha Festival of Debi in the month of Magh is value mentioning.
In 1489, Shankaradeva performed his final trip to Cooch Behar when Maharaja
Nar Narayan requested him to lecture the knowledge of the neo-Vaishnava
sect. It was in his tribute that the Madhupur Dham was built in the 16th
century. This place has a particular implication for the devotees of Acharya
splendor of celebrating plentiful fairs & festivals right through
the year has correctly signified Cooch Behar as the terrain of celebratory
Rich in ethnicity & custom of its own, diverse fairs are renowned
with splendor and magnificence, centered round several festivals. The
fairs held in Cooch Behar have a split distinctiveness of their own for
their exclusivity and unique clarity.
Mela (October – November)
Raas Mela is the mainly olden and customary of all fairs. Every year yet
when the celebratory atmosphere of the departed Durga Puja still lingers
in our minds, populace of Cooch Behar get set to rejoice the Raas Yatra
of Sri Sri Madan Mohan Thakur. Raas mela merriment inaugurate from the
fortunate day of Purnima in the month of Kartik according to Bengali calendar.
Yatra Ratha Yatra held in the month of Asardh according to Bengali calendar
(June – July)
One more striking fair takes set in festivity of Ratha-yatra of Sri Sri
Madan Mohan in Cooch Behar, fairly similar to the Ratha-yatra of Sri Sri
Jagannath at Puri (in Orissa). All throughout these seven days a great
fair takes place at the central of the campus at Gunjabari.
After Ratha-yatra comes the four-day extended festivity of devotion of
Sri Sri Baradebi (Sri Sri Durga) at Devibari of Cooch Behar Town. This
fair is an exceptional one amongst the age-old fairs and noteworthy as
well. Currently the scope and variety of merriment of this fair has washed
out away. In the earlier period there used to be on demonstrate many things
akin to the royal throne, royal bedstead, and royal scepter in a room
adjoining to the temple for the ordinary populace for 5 days. In those
days these majestic signs used to be the supplementary attractions of
Panchami Mela (August)
During the reign of Nara Narayan, the 3rd Maharaja of Cooch Behar (1554–1587)
, Shankardev, the central character & priest of Baisnava sect, after
being ousted from Assam acknowledged protection beneath the Koch kingdom
and stayed in Madhupur Dham about 12 km away from Cooch Behar town. Afterward
on Madhupur Dham has been the pilgrimage of the Baisnava supporters. In
these esteem five-days extended fair takes position. This Sri Panchami
Mela is exceptional in its individual uniqueness.
Saheb Mela at Haldibari (February – March)
Blessed with paranormal powers saint Shah-Sufi Md. Ekramul Haque (R.)
was engaged in preaching Islam in Assam and northern provinces of Bengal.
In 1944 he set forth for the divine dwelling and as per his wish he was
interred at Haldibari in Cooch Behar district. Every year in the month
of Phalgun according to Bengali calendar, populace comes here to plead
and make desires to be satisfied at the sacred Mazar Shareif. In that
association a two-day long gigantic fair takes places characterized principally
by spiritual environment.