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Buxar Fast Facts
- State: Bihar
- District: Buxar
- Famous for/as: Historical Places, Temples, Rice
- Population: 1,706,352 (2011)
- Religions: Hindu, Muslim.
- Area: 1,620 km2 (630 sq mi)
- Altitude: 58 m
- Language: Hindi, Bhojpuri
- Best Season: September to March
- Weather: Winter 3C to 18C, Summer 21C to 40C
- Clothing: Indian Traditional etc.
- Local Transport: Train, Bus, Taxi
- Pincode: 802101
- STDCode: 06183
Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation
(A Govt.of Bihar Undertaking)
Bir Chand Patel Path,
Buxar, India Overview
Buxar is famous since the epic period for being the seats of eminent saints, battlefield of Gods and Demons as per Puranas and a combat zone between foreign invasion and countrymen in modern history. The remains from archaeological excavations have established the link of Buxar with ancient civilisations of Mohanjodaro and Harappa.
This place was also known as "Siddhashram", "Vedgarbhapuri", "Karush", "Tapovan", "Chaitrath", "VyaghraSar", "Buxar" in ancient history. The History of Buxar dates back even prior to the period of Ramayana. ramrekha ghat(bank of ganga river) as per mythology where god rama draw a line on the ghat when he came here to defence muni vishwamitra and other from rakshasha (demons).33 km apart from the main town town buxar,a place brahmpur is located which is mainly famous for the shiv temple which is known as baba brameswernath,people all over bihar and uttar pradesh come to visit this place.the worlds 3rd largest cattle fair is organised by villagers to this place.
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Buxar, India History
Buxar, a city of Bihar, is one of the most important areas of Buxar district. The name Buxar is said to be derived from VyaghraSar, which has its roots in mythology. According to popular folklore, sage Rishi Durvasha cursed Rishi Vedshira to a tiger face. Rishi Vedshira’s face was restored after he bathed in a holy tank. This holy tank was named VyaghraSar.
The city of Buxar lies to the south of River Ganges and shares its border with the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is spread across an area of 1,62,380 hectares.
Buxar was established in 1991, but the history of the region goes back a long time. The city saw two major battles in its history, with the Battle of Buxar being the more famous one. The first battle was fought between Sher Shah Suri and Humayun in AD 1539. It was won by Sher Shah Suri.
The next one was the battle of Buxar which was fought in 1764. This battle was fought between Mir Kasim and the British, with the British being victorious under the leadership of Major Hector Monro.
The city has its share of mythology too. According to Indian scriptures, Buxar was the seat of gods and saints and was often the battleground for wars between gods and demons. It is believed that the city of Buxar goes back to the period even before Ramayana.
In fact, the history of the city forms its major tourist attraction. There is Chausagarh, where Sher Shah won the battle against Humayun; there is the Sitaram Upadhyay Buxar Museum which has relics from the past and there is the Shergarh Fort, where Sher Shah spent his childhood.
The city of Buxar, like most of Northern India, enjoys a moderate climate. The months of May and June are the hottest while those of December and January are the coldest. It receives most of its rainfall during the monsoon season of July to August.
The major occupation of the people of Buxar is agriculture. However, of late, a few small scale industries have come up in the city. Three of the major industries that have engaged the people of Buxar in recent years are the leather industry, the soap industry and the timber industry. It’s also a trade centre for cities of Varanasi, Ballia and Ghazipur and is well connected to them by roads and rail.
The historic town of Buxar in the province of Bihar has numerous sightseeing attractions for tourists. Situated on the banks of river Ganga, the town features several sites of historical importance. The town dotted with monuments also features places of religious significance.
Chausagarh, also known as Chausa, houses one of the ancient hoards that once housed ancient articles and artefacts during 2nd century BC to 6th century BC. Besides, tourists can visit Patna Museum, which is also known as Sita Ram Upadhyaya Museum for exploring culture of the region. The galleries of the repository exhibit old sculptures, handicrafts and manuscripts of yesteryears.
Travellers can visit the battlefield of historic battle of Buxar, which is known as Katkauli Ka Maidan. The battlefield is easily approachable from main road to Patna as it is positioned on the outskirts of Buxar town. The testament of Buxar Fort, constructed by King Rudra Deo in 1054 AD, is one of the highlights of the town.