Raghav Mandir
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Pat Bari

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Place of Worship

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Radha & Krishna Idols

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A place of worship near the bank of ganges

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Our History

Jai Shri Radha Madan Mohan

Jai Netai, Jai Gour

Bhaja Netai Gour Radhey Shyam, Japa Hare Krishna Hare Rama

# The land of Panihati is very holy, as it is here where Netai and Gour once dwelled.It is still evident to the miracles which it had witnessed. Beside the holy river Ganges, in this very land of Panihati, one may still see, the Banyan Tree, the house of Raghab Pandit and his favourite Madhabikunja . This land has been immortalized by the words of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had once quoted:

“It is here in four places, where I dwell,

In the kitchen of Sri Shachi Maa,

In the dance of Sri Nityananda,

In the courtyard of Sribas,

In the house of Raghab”

The main relation between Bengal and Rathayatra of Puri was played by Raghab Pandit and his sister Damayanti Debi.When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had permanently started to live in Puri, once every year various foodstuffs, condiments and articles of daily usage were sent to Puri from Panihati. This is known as Raghab’s Jhali (Raghaber Jhali). It was made by Sri Damayanti Debi who was the Sister of Raghab Pandit and a devout disciple of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Every year till date it is sent to Puri from Panihati.

Every year this festival is held twice and thousands flock in to witness it. One in Jyeshtha Shukla Troyodashi (Danda Mahotsava) and Ashwin Krishna Dwadashi (arrival of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprahu known as Agamani). One can still feel even to this day, the blessings and the presence of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the land of Panihati.

This upcoming 14th Karthik, 1420 (31st October,2013: Thursday), Ashwin Krishna Dwadashi Tithi , will be observed as the 500th Agamani festival of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This will be celebrated in Raghab Bhaban.

We humbly request all to come in and join us in these festivities.

At your service with best regards,

Sri Raghab Bhaban,

The Founder’s Message

Jay Netai

Jay Netai

Bhaja Netai Gour Radhe Shyam, Japa Hare Krishna Hare Rama

The village of Panihati was the abode of Raghab Pandit. He used to worship this very idol of Sri Sri Madan Mohan Ji. Such an act of service had pleased Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. After attaining monkhood, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, used to live in Gambhira,in Nilachal (which is in present day Puri,Orissa), along with Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu. Nityananda Mahaprabhu had not attained his monkhood then, but he had been commanded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to preach the name of Lord Krishna-“Hari Nama” in “Rara” (present day Bengal), irrespective of caste,creed and religion. Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu had stayed in Panihati in the home of Raghab Pandit for a period of two and a half months. The famous Danda Mahotsava was held during that period. The young Raghunath had been given this “Danda”.Later on he was known by “Das Raghunath”. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had stayed in this Raghab Bhaban twice. The Danda Mahotsava is recollected even to this day.

Makaradhwaj Kar and Suvandan Mishra, who were acute disciples of Sri Chaitanya Maharabhu also hailed from Panihati.

-Madhai Modak