Panihati Mahotsav Tala is famous having the footsteps of Sri Chaitanya and Nityananda about 500 years back. Annual festival and melas are held at this place which draws large nos. of devotees. Later on this place was further enriched with footsteps of Sri Ram Krishna Paramahansa(who had high respect of this place and participetied in the chira mahatsav number of times along with his disciples and bhakts)., He had visited last time in 1885 before his mahasadhi in 1886. This Place is also marked of the visits Girish Chandra Ghosh, Rakhal (Swami Brahmananda, Narendra nath Dutta(Swami Vivekananda), Kali (Swami Abhedananda), Swami Saradananda, Swami Premananda, Latu Maharaj, Mahaendra Gupta (Srima) the author of Ramkrishna Kathamrita and many others who used to accompany Shri Ramkrishna. Mahatma Gandhi had visited mahatsav tala in 1939 to pay homage to Shri Chaitanna Mahaprabhu.
This building was known as Chatubabu's Garden. Rabindranath in his boyhood came here to avoid dengu fever. He also visited the place several times. Along with Rabindra Nath other famous personalities who visited this garden house included Prashanta Chandra Mahalanabish, Sukumar Roy, Sarala Devi Choudhurani, Satyajit Ray. This garden house was under consideration by the Ramkrishna sannasis for setting up of a Math which was incidentally made at Belur. Swami Vivekananda had visited the garden in 1898.
Inaugurated by Gandhiji on 2nd January 1927. Gandhi used to say, "Sodepur is my second home". Several times he came here. Important historic meetings were held in this ashram. The Khadi Pratisthan was setup by Satish Chandra Dasgupta, inspired by the swadeshi and self reliance movement of Mahatma Gandhi. Leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Ballov Bhai Patel, Sarojini Naidu, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Dr Bidhan Chandra Ray, Dr P C Ghosh, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan etc visited the Ashram.