One of the most popular Satras in Assam, the Barpeta Satra was originally known as 'Barpeta Than'. Located centrally in the town of Barpeta, it was established by Sri Madhabdeva around 500 years ago sometime in 1583 AD. Sri Mathura Das Burha Ata, a disciple of Sri Madhabdeva, became the first Satria of Barpeta Satra. Today, the Barpeta Satra functions as a 'Kirtanghar' and stands as an important site for Vaishnavite devotees and aims to spread the teachings and culture of Vaishnavism. An important festival celebrated here is Holi, where devotees flock from across the state to observe Doul Mahotsav.