Śrīpāṭ of Śrī Ananta Ācārya
How to Reach?
Vaishnavas connected to this Sripat
How to Reach?
From there, one and half miles away by auto rickshaw at Bāruipura old market, on the eastern-side of Śāṅkhāripāḍā this Śrīpāṭ is situated. Or else, one has to get down at Śāsanroad railway station in the Diamond-harbour route and can come to this Śrīpāṭ by five minutes’ walk near the Bāruipura market. Or one can avail a bus bearing number 80/80A from Gaḍiā and come to the Bāruipura market.
Presently, in this Śripāṭa, the Deities of Śrī Nitāi-Gaura and the footprint of Mahāprabhu are worshiped in the temple.
Śrīman Mahāprabhu, after taking sannyāsa, started His journey towards Nīlācala from Śāntipura. He was walking through the bank of the Ganges and reached this Āṭisārā village where He spent one night in the house of Śrī Ananta Ācārya. Mahāprabhu spent the whole night there by speaking about the topics of Kṛṣṇa. Next day He started from here towards Chatrabhoga.
This is described in Śrī Caitanya- bhāgavata (Antya- khaṇḍa, 2/51-52)-
sei āṭisārā-grāme mahā bhāgyavāna
āchena parama sādhu – śrī ananta nāma
rahilena āsi’ prabhu tāṅhāra ālaye
ki kahiba āra tāṅra bhāgya-samuccaye
One most fortunate saintly person named Śrī Ananta lived in Āṭisārā village. Mahāprabhu came and stayed in his house. How can I describe the limit of his good fortune?