Barpeta, a town in Kamrup district, is about sixty
miles from Gauhati.Direct bus connection exists between Barpeta and Gauhati. Barpeta is
just some twelve miles from the railway station called Barpeta Road on the Gauhati-Lucknow
and Gauhati -Barauni main railway line of the Northeast
Frontier Railway. Taxis ply regularly between Barpeta Road and Barpeta.
'Madhavadeva established the Barpeta Satra. It
contains all the Satra complexes described before.
Walls on all the four sides enclose the Satra. Within
the compound and to the left of the main entrance, there is the house of the Satradhikar and next to it are seen a number of small
dwellings intended for the. Kevaliya Bhaktas. At the time of Madhavadeva there were as many as
one hundred and twenty Bhaktas living, in those' dwellings.
Author - B.K.Barua &