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Darbhanga District (Bihar)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for Darbhanga district

State: Bihar
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Taluks in Darbhanga district:

  • Darbhanga
  • Biraul
  • Benipur
  • Alinagar
  • Bahadurpur
  • Baheri
  • Gaura Bauram
  • Ghanshyampur
  • Hanuman Nagar
  • Hayaghat
  • Jale
  • Keoti
  • Kiratpur
  • Kusheswarasthan
  • Kusheswarasthan East
  • Manigachhi
  • Singhwara
  • Tardih

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    Posted By: Latha Jayaprakash    Posted Date: 22 Jun 2010   
    Darbanga District is one of the 37 districts in the state of Bihar with the Dharbanga town as its administrative headquarters. This District belongs to the Darbanga division and is bounded by Madhubani district on the north, Samastipur district on the south, Saharsa district on the East, Sitamarhi plus Muzaffarpur districts on the west. The area covered by the Darbanga district is 2279 square kilometers.

    History of the Darbanga District

    The history seems to date back to the Epic Days of Ramayana and Mahabharatha. Videha and Mithila are known regions in Ramayana. The name DDarbanga seems to have been derived from the name of the capital town of the district which is said to have been founded by Darbanghi Khan.. There is another meaning also to this name as ( Dwar Banga ) or Gateway of Bengal.

    Geography of the Darbanga District

    The District is a non hilly region with a vast alluvial plain with a gentle slope from north to south with a depression in the center. Darbanga is one of the important district of Bihar stiuated in the heart of the fertile and alluvial plains of the Mithilanchal.
    The Darbanga District can be divided to four natural divisions like the Eastern part which consists of Ghanshyampur, Biraul and Kusheshwarsthan blocks, second part consists of the regions lying south of the Burhi Gandak River, third region is the land between the rivers, Burhi Gandak and Baghmati which consists of the low-lying areas and the fourth division is the Sadar sub-division ofthe Darbanga District.

    Climate of the Darbanga District

    Darbanga District has a very dry climate. Winter, Summer and the rainy season are very clearly marked, the winter season is from November till February/ actually till about the middle of March when the westerly winds starts blowing and brings in heat. May is the hottest month and the rainy season starts in June with the southwest monsoon. This goes till about October with the average rainfall of the district being 114.23 cms.

    Administration set up of Darbanga District

    The Darbanga District consisits of three sub divisions which is divided into 18 blocks. Darbhanga Sadar, Benipur and Biraul are the 3 sub divisions and Darbhanga, Jale, Singhwara, Keoti, Manigachhi, Tardih, Alinagar, Benipur, Bahadurpur, Hanuman Nagar, Hayaghat, Baheri, Biraul, Ghanshyampur, Kiratpur, Gaura Bauram, Kusheswarasthan,and Kusheswarasthan East are the blocks in this district. Darbanga District has 329 Panchayats, 1269 villages & 23 Police Stations.

    Culture and Art forms opf Darbanga District

    During the Kartik Purnima mela, Dussehra mela, Janmashtami mela and Divali mela traditional folk drama styles of Mithila region are very popular. Some of the most wellknown among them are Nautanki, Natua Nach and Sama Chakeva. There are a number of fairs and melas which get organised in the district.

    Agriculture and the Industries of Darbanga District

    Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of the district You can find so many educated people in the district like Doctors and Engineers.
    You can find Paper Mills, Sugar Mills and Handloom are the main industries of the Darbanga District. Rice is the major crop and the other crops are wheat, maize, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane. You can find lots of Mango orchards as well.

    Education in the darbanga District

    There are some famous schools in the district, like Keoti-Ranway High School in Keoti, Mithila High School in Makhnahi, Pindaruch Highs School, Safi Muslim High school in Laheriasarai, M L Academy, Zila School, LR Girls High School, L. M. High School Anandpur,Onkar High school Supaul Bazar Biroul and Jayanand Senior Secondary School in Bahera.

    Universities inb the Darbanga District

    Lalit Narayan Mithila University is a university in Darbhanga, which was established in 1972.
    Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University was established in 1961 where in nearly 5500 rare manuscripts on Philosophy, Dharmashastra, Epic, Vyakaran and a few other manuscripts of Vidyapati and Mahesh Thakur are preserved in their own handwriting.
    Post Graduate Department is corporated with the Veda, the Vyakarna, the Dharma Shastra, the Darshana, the Jyotish & the Sahitya and the Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University is tha largest university in the world on the basis of the number of admissions in different streams.

    Places to visit in Darbhanga District

    Ahilya Asthan is a famous historical temple, which is situated at about 3 kilometers from the South of Kamtaul Railway Station in Jale Block and the place is known as Ahilya gram. You can see large fairs held every year on Ramnavami day in the Hindi month of Chaitra and Vivah Panchami in Agrahayan. You can also find other temples and mosques in the area.

    Brahmpur is a village situated at about 8 kilometers away from Kamtaul and 19 kilometers south east of Jogiara. The well known Gautam Kund and a temple of Gautam Rishi are located close by. Brahmpur is a railway station in Jale block and one has to get down here for visiting Ahalyasthan and Gautamsthan. You can also see a Khadi Gamodyaog centre and a Khadi store at the village Brahmpur.

    Kusheshwar-asthan is an important religious place in the Darbanga District, situated about 16 kilometers. east of Singhia and 22 kilometers. northeast of Hasanpur Road Railway station on the Samastipur, Khagaria Branch line of North Eastern Railway. Kusheshwarasthan is a well known Lord Shiva temple dating back to the epic period and devotees visit every year to worship the Lord.

    The 14 waterlogged villages of the Kuseshwarasthan block has been declared as the Kuseshwarasthan Bird Sanctuary under Wild Life Protection Act 1972. You can see some of the important migratory birds in Kusheshwarasthan Bird Santuary.
    like Dalmation pelican, Anlinga rufa (Indian darter) Barheadedgoose, Cariva Scutulata, (White wing wood duck), Marmaroneta (Marbled teal), Baers Pochad, Sibrian Crain, Indian Skimmer, Oriental Goosanderek. (* Rarely Seen)

    Chhaprar is another village situated at about 10 kilometers from the district headquarters, in Bahadurpur block. There is a temple for Lord Mahadeva on the bank of the Kamla River. Fairs are held every year on the occasion of Kartik and Maghi Purnima and a large fair is held annualy for sivarathri.

    Posted By: The Junoon    Posted Date: 04 Jun 2012   
    Colleges in Darbhanga:
    Various types of colleges are there, You can find colleges which offers various courses like Engineering, Medicals etc. There are many colleges in Darbahnga like C.M Art, Commerce and Science College, K.S College, MLSM College, Jalan College, Marwari College. C.M Science college is the one of the top college in Bihar. DMCH is the very popular medical college and hospital. One of the big attration of this city is the Women's College.

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