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As of 2001 India census, Biswanath Chariali had a population of 16,830. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Biswanath Chariali has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 75%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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Beyond Biswanath Chariali, towards south, there is Biswanath Ghat, also called popularly as "Gupta Kashi". The town is named after the ancient Biswanath mandir. It is called Gupta Kashi, in comparison with Kashi during the golden rule of the Guptas. Going by popular sayings, Kashi was home to temple of 330 million gods. The ghat has a cluster of temples of different gods. A Siva temple was located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with Brahmaputra. But now what is left is just the stone posts, beams and other ruins. During the summer the temple remains under water.Only in winter worship is done by constructing temporary shed which draws lot of tourists. On the third day of Assamese Bihu festival a mela is held there.The mela is celebrated to commemorate the Guxai Bihu festival. Another Siva temple was built in higher ground. But it submerged under ground during the great earthquake of 1897. It could only be partly raised by engineers.The current Biswanath temple had been built in lieu of it. One can visit from here the island of Umatumuni, an archaeologically famous place. Then there is the Siva dol in reverence of God Siva, built by Ban, the king of Tezpur of Hari Harar Yadha fame.The problem of infiltration by Bangladeshis is a major concern over here.Most of the villages consists of people belong to scheduled castes.
For people visiting other archaeological sites of Biswanath and Gohpur area, Biswanath Chariali town provides the base.
It is around 75 km away from Tezpur town.
Biswanath Chariali easily accessible by road. It is also connected by rail. It is situated on a branch line from Rangiya Jn. to Murkongselek. The line is presently under gauge conversion from M.G. to B.G. The nearest airport is at Tezpur. Day and night service of private and ASTC buses are available from Guwahati to Biswanath Chariali. Tourist Taxis are available here. Accommodation, either in Govt. Circuit House, Tourist Lodge or in Hotels is also available. A tourist lodge at Biswanath Ghat is under construction.
There are Institution of professional education, Biswanath College of Agriculture, under academic control of Assam Agricultural University Assam Agricultural University, Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute under academic control of HRD Ministry, Govt. of India. Besides there is District Institute of Education and Training(DIET) approved by AICTE/UGC, Biswanath College, Jawahar Novodaya Vidalaya, Chariali H.S & M.P School, Shankar dev Sishu/Bidya Niketan, Little Star School [www.littlestarschoolbnc.org], Jane Bosco School, Chariali Adarsha Vidyapeeth, Chariali Academy, Kharashimalu High School, Bapooji High School, St. Xaviers School, The East Indian school and few other schools
A full fledged civil hospital, run by the state govt. is there in Biswanath Chariali. Besides there are several physicians with private practice including well equipped Nursing Homes. The Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes are- Boras' Nursing Home, K.P. Memorial Hospital, Sanjivani Hospital & Research Institute etc.
Culture and important personalities
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