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 Maithili, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Saran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sonepur

Dighwara is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in the Saran district of the state of Bihar, India. The name probably derives from 'Dirgh-dwar', literally "large gate", as Dighwara is claimed to be the entrance to the mythological city of king Daksha. The town lies on the banks of Ganges River.

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 the 2001 census of India,[2] the Government of Bihar decided to develop Dighwara as a city of Patna Mahanagar.

Villages under the jurisdiction of Dighwara:

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

Languages spoken in Dighwara[edit]

The major languages of the town are Bhojpuri, Hindi and 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]

Dedicated to the goddess Durga in her Ambika form, the temple lies roughly 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Dighwara town. It is an old fort like building on the banks of the Ganges River. The temple is an example of standard north Indian temple architecture and has a central shrine or garvagriha housing the main idol of goddess Ambika. There is a yagya kunda where religious acts are carried out. A large idol of Shiva has been erected recently[when?] near the yagya kunda. Ambika Ashthan is mentioned in the ancient Hindu Markandeya Purana. The story of Maa Durga Sapt Sati supposedly took place in Aami, Dighwara. It is the place where Durga materialised to present gifts to Raja Surath. The claim is under investigation by many authors and experts in Indian archaeology.[citation needed]

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