In the Dhubri district of the Indian state of Assam, the Gauripur Town Committee administers the semi-urban town of Gauripur. Gauripur's architect, Zamindar of Rangamati Raza Pratap Chandra Baruah Raza Baruah allegedly came upon a frog that was devouring a snake while out hunting one day. This strange and unheard-of sight shocked him. He believed it to be some type of mystical message for him because he was such a fervent follower of Goddess Mahamaya. Soon after, he built a shrine for the goddess Mahamaya and gave the area the name Gauripur in honor of Mahamaya's moniker "Gauri." He even changed Rangamati to Gauripur as the seat of his Zamindari.
Distance: Mahamaya Dham is 26 kilometres away from Gauripur
Distance: Rangamati Mosque is 16 kilometres away from Gauripur
Distance: Gurudwara Sri Guru Tegbahadur Sahibji is 10 kilometres away from Gauripur
Distance: Chakrasila Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is 67 kilometres away from Gauripur