Since 1991 to 2006 I was at Barasat, Ramkrishnapur. Kazipara Hazrat Ekdil Shah Pir er Mela was my childhood memories. This mela starts on the last day of Bengali month “Poush”. Kazipara Hazrat Ekdil Shah High School was Founded in 1885 and named after Hazrat Ekdil Shah. In 1700 AD Hazrat Ekdil shah, a Muslim saint had come to Barasat and started residing at Kazipara / Kajipara / Quajipara / Quazipara. He had done many social reforming works in this town. After his death a tomb & a dargah had been constructed at Kazipara where he had been buried. This place is now a pilgrimage place of local Muslim community.
Fortunately the owner of Doorer Sathi Cyber Cafe of Barasat colony more have a huge photograph collection of Hazrat Ekdil Shah Pir er Mela. Personally I am thankful to “Ayan Daa” the owner of that cafe.
This is the place where you can do your shopping as well as enjoy the rich culture of Kazipara. Here you can find every thing,from clothes to ornaments,food item to furniture.I suggest to visit the mele as early as possible at day time for shopping, because huge crowd starts gather in evening.
The fair (mela) is held for 12 to 15 days in a large space and on roads. This fair dates back to 300 years. This fair is also famous for many traditional Islamic culture. Almost 350 stalls are installed here, where agricultural tools handicrafts and utility goods made of bamboo and cane are sold. There is enough arrangements of puppet shows, Cinema, Circus and Jatra. Food lovers can also enjoy lot, sand fried peanuts, jalebi and other sweets are major attraction.
How to reach Barasat, Kazipara, Hazrat Ekdil Shah Pir er Mela ?
Address: Kazipara , Barasat, Kolkata – 700124
Landmark: Hazrat Ekdil Shah Dargha
From Barasat Rail station take toto or rickshaw to Jagadhighata Kazipara. From here you have to go by walk only.
From Barasat Bus stand take toto or rickshaw to Jagadhighata Kazipara.
From Kazipara Rail station you have to go by walk only.