Ballavpur and Guptipara theprincipal festivals are (1) The Snan jatra or bathing festival
of Jagannath, which takes place at the full moon of Jaistha, lasting one day; (2) Rath
Jatra or Car Festival sixteen days after the bathing festival; and (3) eight days later
the Ultarah or return journey. A fair lasts for nine days.
In Tarakeswar the principal festivals are (1) the Sivaratri, on the new moon
night of Phalgun, a day specially sacred to Siva; (2) the Chaitra Sankranti or Charak,
the swinging festival at Chinsura rare (1) the worship of Shandeswar throughout Baisakh
and (2) the Kartik Punja."1
Tribeni is a place of pilgrimage forming the northern most part of Bansbaria town.
Bansbaria village had come into promi- nence in the time of Raghav Dutta Ray Choudhury who
was given the title of "Choudhury" in the reign of Shah Jehan, the date of the
Sanad being 1066H (1656 A.D.). Raghav and his son Rameswar founded several Tools for
Sanskritschools and built finely carved brick temple of Anant Dev and Vishnu in 1679-80
1 District Census Handbook, Hooghly, 1952, page 18.