Dighwara

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Dighwara
Town
Dighwara is located in Bihar
Dighwara
Dighwara
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°44′N 85°00′E / 25.73°N 85.0°E / 25.73; 85.0Coordinates: 25°44′N 85°00′E / 25.73°N 85.0°E / 25.73; 85.0
Country  India
State Bihar
District Saran
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,327
Languages
 • Official MaithiliHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Saran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sonepur

Dighwara is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Saran district in the state of Bihar, India. Name probably emerged from 'Dirgh-dwar' or literally 'large gate'. This place is said to be the entrance gate of the mythological city of king Daksha. The town is on the banks of Ganges.

Geography[edit]

Dighwara is located at 25°44′N 85°00′E / 25.73°N 85.0°E / 25.73; 85.0.[1] It has an average elevation of 43 metres (141 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Government of Bihar has taken decision to develop Dighwara as a city of Patna Mahanagar.

Villages of Dighwara:

  • Manupur
  • Basatpur
  • Aami
  • Hematpur
  • Haraji
  • Malkhachak
  • Basti jalal
  • Farhada
  • Pipra
  • Raipatti
  • Chaknoor
  • Gorainpur
  • Bodha Chapra
  • Akilpur diyara
  • Saidpur
  • Laxmipur kakadhian
  • Ramdaschak
  • Trilokchak
  • Kuraiya
  • Barbanna
  • Rampur Pratappur

Languages spoken in Dighwara[edit]

  • Bhojpuri
  • Hindi
  • English

Education[edit]

  • Kalam Institute of Technology
  • Girls High School Shankarpur Road
  • Jai Govind High School, Dighwara
  • Middle School Dighwara
  • K N T Collage Bhairopur
  • Y N Collage Dighwara
  • Sri Baldev Vidayalaya, Trilokchak.
  • Ram Jangal Singh College Dighwara
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya -Dariyapur
  • S.S.Academy - Ami.
  • Central Public School Pukar Complex
  • Holy Trinity Mission School, Bus Stand Dighwara
  • S.C.I. Institute, Shankarpur Road, Dighwara

Hospitals of Dighwara[edit]

  • Shrinivas Hospital Dighwara
  • Rajkiya Hospital Dighwara

Temples[edit]

Nakati Devi Mandir or Temple of Nakati Devi, Dighwara[edit]

This is actually the temple of Durga. A statue of Mahishasur mardini is installs in the temple. The statue is probably made of the historical Pall period.

Temple of Maa Ambika, (Aami)[edit]

This is a temple of goddess Durga's Ambika form. The temple is roughly 4 km west from Dighwara town. It is made in an old fort like building on the banks of holy Ganges. The temple is an example of standard north Indian temple architecture. It has a central shrine called 'garvagriha', housing the main idol of goddess Ambika. There is a 'yagya kunda' where still religious acts are done. A large idol of Shiva has been erected recently near the yagya kunda.Ambika Ashthan is the place that has been told in Markendaya Puran. The story of Maa Durga Sapt Sati supposedly took place in Aami, Dighwara. It is the place where Durga had produced herself to give gifts to Raja Surath. It is being proved by many authors and expert of archaeological survey of Indi

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