Etymologically and as the name suggests it implies 'Big Market'. Practically, the erstwhile Sutanuti Haat (Market) which was famous as a yarn and textile market eventually took the shape of the modern Burrabazar or Barabazar. It is regarded as one of the largest wholesale markets of the country with the traders, merchants crowding the place throughout the day. This market has seen the legacy of big merchants like the Basaks, the Seths and the Mullicks to name a few in their hay days. The station is located on the river bank near Posta area of the market.