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Ramkeli

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Ramkeli is a small village on the way to Gaur, famous for being the temporary home of Sri Chaitanya, the great religious reformer of Bengal, where he had stayed for a few days on his way to Brindaban. It is also the home of many famous devotees, including Sri Nrishinga, the son of Advaita Acharya. Every year a festival is celebrated on the Jaishthya Sankranti, to commemorate the arrival of Sri Chaitanya.

The place is known as the temporary home of Sri Chaitanya, the religious reformer of Bengal, who stayed at this village for few days on his way to Brindaban. The village houses, a conglomeration of two Kadamba and two tamal trees, beneath which, Sri Chaitanya is said to have meditated. There is a small temple under this tree, which enshrined the footprints of Sri Chaitanya on a stone. There are eight tanks or Kundas bordering the temple, namely Shyamkunda, Rupsagar, Lalitakunda, Radhakunda, Surabhikunda, Bishakhakunda, Induekhakunda and Ranjakunda. Each year, the Jaishthya Sankranti celebration takes place for a week to honour the arrival of Sri Chaitanya.

District: 
Malda
Location: 
14 km south of Malda