Similar to the Buddhist monasteries in its functioning, this satra was built by Harideva in the year 1453. Harideva was the first Vaishnava preacher to nominate a woman, his daughter Bhubaneswari, as the Satrdhikar of Bahari Satra.
By road, Bahari can be reached via Bhella from Barpeta. The nearest railway station is at Barpeta Road. Ferry services are also available from Sontali and Alikesh to Bahari.