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Shri Uddharan Datta Thakur;


"Uddharan Datta Thakur was a highly magnanimous MahaBaisnab. He was entitled to worship the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu." In Braja lila he was Subahu sakha.


After remaining at Khardaha for some days, Nityananda Prabhu and His associates came to Saptagram. Saptagram was the abode of the seven rsi's and is known in this world also as Tribenighat. Previously, the seven rsis did austerities at this ghat by which they obtained the lotus feet of Gobinda. Three goddesses are present at this Tribeni sangam, namely the Jahnabi (Ganga), Jamuna and Sarasvati. This most renowned place can destroy the sinful reactions of those who simply see it.

Nityananda Prabhu along with His associates took bath in great happiness at this very place. The temple of the most fortunate Shri Uddharan Datta was located on the banks of that very Tribenighat.

"With his body, mind and words utterly free from any falsehood, he always worshipped the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. He was extremely fortunate in that he received the right to serve the eternal form of Nityananda. Birth after birth, Lord Nityananda is the Supreme controller, and birth after birth, Uddharan is His servant."

All of the various families of baniks (merchants by caste) were purified by the influence of Uddharan Datta, there is no doubt about it. Nityananda Prabhu descended in this world to deliver the baniks. He gave them the right to perform loving devotional service.

Nitai Cand personally wandered from door to door throughout Saptagram, chanting the Holy Names as His pastimes. In reciprocation, all the families who lived there worshipped His lotus feet and took shelter there. All the world becomes charmed to see their worship of Lord Krishna. Who can estimate the glories of Lord Nityananda who delivered these baniks, who were originally low class, mean-minded and foolish. Even in one hundred years I cannot describe the sankirtan pastimes of Nityananda Ray which He performed with His associates in Saptagram. The bliss that was previously felt in Nadiya during the Lord's pastimes of sankirtan there was again felt, in equal measure, during Prabhu Nityananda's sankirtan pastimes here."

[C.B.Antya 5]


Uddharan Datta Thakur's father's name was Shrikar Datta and his mother's name, Shri Bhadrabati. Shri Uddharan Datta Thakur was the finance minister of the King of Naihati. The ruins of the king's palace can still be seen there today (in Banawaribad).

The place where Uddharan Datta Thakur lived and from where he managed the estate of the king is today known as Uddharanpur. Uddharan Datta Thakur's samadhi is located there.

Within the ruins of the king's palace at Banawaribad there is a magnificent temple where the Deities worshipped by Datta Thakur, Shri Shri NitaiGauranga and Lord Balaram, are still being worshipped.

Uddharan Datta Thakur's disappearance is on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Paush. There is a grand festival at this time when his Deities are brought in procession from Banawaribad to his samadhi at Uddharanpur. A large temple has been constructed next to his samadhi for the purpose of providing a place of residence for the Deities when they come there every year for this festival. After remaining there for three or four days the Deities then go back to the King's palace at Banawaribad. Banawaribad can be reached from Katwa by bus.


A six armed Deity of Mahaprabhu (sarbhuj murti), which was the worshipful Deity of Uddharan Datta Thakur, is still present at Saptagram. To the right oof Mahaprabhu is Nityananda Prabhu and to His left Shri Gadadhar. On another simhasan is Shri Shri RadhaGobinda and below, a painting and Deity of Shri Uddharan Datta Thakur.

Shri Jahnava Mata came to Uddharan Datta's house but he was not present on this earth then. His son's name was Shrinibas Datta Thakur.

Saptagram is the first station after Bandel on the Bandel-Barddhaman line.