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|• Official||Maithili, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Purnia|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Banmankhi|
Banmankhi is situated 32 km away from Purnea, the district town.
Banmankhi is a Sub-division.
As of 2001[update] India census, Banmankhi Bazar had a population of 25,183. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Banmankhi Bazar has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of the males and 36% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Banmankhi Bazar is famous for a sugar manufacturing facility, but it is currently not functioning and is closed. The facility provided employment to many persons.
Private: Saraswati Shishu Mandir is best School in this area and there aftre a numbers of school open such as Sant Paul's Mission School for primary and middle schooling. Public: Sumrit High school: 6-10+2(co-ed) most popular school in banmankhi.Sumrit is the one of the best school in Purnea District, MatuRam Kanya Uccha Vidyalaya: 6-10 (female), G. L. M. College: Higher Education (co-ed), J.C. Science College
The famous pillar of Prahalada (Son of Hiranyakashyapa) is situated here. The Pillar is said to be growing in size! Currently, a temple has been built near the pillar. The idol in the temple is built from a single piece of stone. The temple celebrates Holika-dahan every year. This occasion attracts a large crowd.
Banmankhi also hosts the Ashram of Swami Maharshi Mehi Maharaj. The Ashram is around 2 km away from the Banmankhi Bus-stand. The Ashram hosts satsang on regular basis. The place is marked by immense tranquility and natural beauty. The residents of the Ashram also carry out farming on the premise.
The famous Lord Shiva temple (Dhimeshwar Nath Mandir) is situated in Dhima, Banmankhi. Dhimeshwar Nath Mandir is very famous in the area. Every Sunday a large number of devotees come to the temple to offer their prayers to the deities. There are seven ponds around the temple, which have been offered to god by various devotees. Also, the premise has a public inn, which is frequently used to marriage purposes by the citizens. Every year, around Shivaratri, a huge fair is organized near the temple. The fair still is of very old styles with small hawkers and earthen toys!
Places to see
Maharshi Mehi Maharaj Ashram, Pillar of Prahlad and Mandir, Dhimeshwar Nath Mandir, Durga Mandir, Sugar Mill, etc. There is also held a big market on Monday called somwari hatia .A lot of cattle are sold there, and are taken to other cities.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.