Sarpuria of Krishnanagar
Alternative namesসরভাজা
Place of originIndia, Bangladesh
Region or stateBengal
Main ingredientsChana, Kheer, Sar
Similar dishesSarbhaja

Sarpuria is a sweet originating from Bengal. It is a speciality of Krishnanagar, India. Sarpuria is a famous sweet in the rural areas of Bangladesh too.


There are two leading stories that tell the origin of Sarapuriya. The first story associates it with the 15th-16th century religious leader Chaitanya. According to the 16th-century text Chaitanya Charitamrita written by Krishnadasa Kaviraja, sarpuria was one of the sweets served to Chaitanya.[1]

The other story says the creator of Sarpuria was the Chandra Das of Krishnanagar.[2] Sarpuria's creator is the father of his father Surukumar Das. It is said that, behind closed doors, at night, he used to make doors with sana, latex and sarp, Sarapuriya and his other discovery Sarvaja. The next morning, he used to ferry in the head.[3] The younger Adhar Chandra learned how to cook sweets for his father. In 1902, the sweet shop was established at Nadiar Para, i.e. the present Ananta Hari Mitra Road.।[3] The name of the shop is Adhar Chandra Das. In time, it became an institution. But out of fear of haing his recipe stolen, he only made sweets at night, alone. But when the recipe was published gradually, other mules were made to make Sarapuriya and Sarwaja.[citation needed]

Geographical indication status

Sarpuria will get the GI registration as the origin of the sweet. The West Bengal Government sent the registration details for the GI tag on 25 May 2017.[4][5]


  1. ^ Banerji, Chitrita (2006). The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal. Penguin Books India. pp. 111–112. ISBN 978-0-14-400142-2. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Halder, Susmeet (31 July 2014). অনাদর আর উপেক্ষায় ম্লান কৃষ্ণনগরের গরিমা. Ananda Bazar. Calcutta. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sengupta, Sujit (May 2011). "Old Favorite Archives" কৃষ্ণনগরের সরপুরিয়া সরভাজা. (in Bengali). Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  4. ^ Ghosal, Sutanuka (17 October 2016). "Bengali sweets Sarpuria, Sarbhaja may get GI tag". The Economic Times. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Application Details: Krishnagar Sarpuria". Geographical Indications Registry. Archived from the original on 8 May 2021.