Towards the end of the 19th century the sadar town of Gauhati was fast developing into a business center and a number of people began migrating to the town from nearby places, especially Barpeta. Many came, acquired jobs and settled down in Kamarpatty, which soon also came to be known as Barpetiapara.

            Residents of Barpetiapara, who were mostly followers of Srimanta Sankardev, soon decided to set up a namghar. A vacant plot of land was acquired in the Kamarpatty area and the Barpeta Sakha Satra was established. From the diary of Prasanna Narayan Choudhury, the former serestadar of Guwahati we learn that one Juggoram Ukil took the lead in establishing the namghar that was consecrated by Vikram Dev Shastri of the Barpeta Satra. Gradually Sankardev followers who had migrated from Sualkuchi, Hajo and Ramdia also joined the Satra.The Barpeta Sakha Satra was built and rebuilt at least four  times during the 20th century.  

The present structure was built in 1995-96, and its main gate designed after the original namghar in Bapeta. The Satra played a historical role in propagating Sankardev Sanskriti Samaj in the sea town of Puri, a place Sankardev had visited 500 years ago.

Apart from daily discourses every year the Satra organizes paal naam, Janmsthami and the tithes of Sankardev and Madhavdev and Mathura das Bura Ata. And every Thursday women assemble here to perform ainaam and refresh the soul.