Just came across this beautiful information and wanted to share it will all Gaur Bhakta Vrinda.
In the shakti temples special puja was offered during navratri from time immemorable, however once sachinandan set his foot on utkal desh, just like many new festivities of radha and krishna started in Puri so started the Gosani puja or modern day Saradiya Durga Puja (Autumnal Durga Puja). The speciality of Durga Puja in utkal desh is here durga devi is worshiped along with jagannath. So how did it all started:
Once when Gauranga Mahaprabhu visited Cuttack (the then capital of Odisha - Capital of Maharaja Prataprudra) he left behind one of his associate to start regular worship of radha krishna, the temple was named sri sri binod behari mandir. The temple is still present at Balu Bazar Cuttack. In the same temple somewhere between 1512-1517 CE, Mahaprabhu started the worship of Devi Durga. The worship is still going on non stop by the family of lord Gaurangas associate and is said to be the parent of all Saradiya Durga Puja in Odisha, says present day seva adhikari Akshay Kumar Banerjee.
Such nice fact, right??
I only get pained to see that sometimes, some Neo Gaudiya Vaishnav institution without understanding this facts looks down upon demi god worship. Demi god worship with yugal prasadi naivedya for yugal bhakti is something which has been illustrated by our previous acharyas and lord himself.