|Elevation||82 m (269 ft)|
|Languages Hindi, Magahi|
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Tekari is a town and a municipality in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar and was the centre of erstwhile Tekari Raj. Maharaja Gopalsaran, a Bhumihar, was the king of this area in British times. The fort is still there. It is a place of tourist's interest.
Some of the main villages in Tekari are Mow, Supta, Law, Baidbigha, Ismailpur Bhairwa, Nimsar, Makhdumpur, Jhilmil, Jainandan Bigha, Jalalpur, Lodipur, Chirailly, Rewai Garh, Noni, Rakasiya, Sheonagar, and Parariya.
The name "Tekari"
In South Bihar, the most prominent representative of Bhumihar was the Tekari family, whose great estate, Tekari Raj in Gaya dates back to the early 18th century. In the Mughal period, Tekari evolved as a rich estate, protected by Bhumihar Kings, who were a part of the Mughal Empire. The royal emblem of the Kingdom of Tekari was a pigeon attacking over an eagle sat on the perch of a tree. Pundits concluded, "this jungle of tetris (tetri, a kind of tree) is the place where the fort should be made," and declared it very lucky. Tetri, vis-à-vis Tekari. (Tekari used to be a popular place name during the Muslim period). It perhaps indicated a place office for local administration and tax collection and residence of local chief. It may also have been a market place.
Maharaja Hit Narayan Singh of Tekari was said to have been "a man of a religious turn of mind... who became an ascetic and left his vast property in the hands of his wife" shortly after inheriting a lion's share of the estate in the 1840s.
As of 2001[update] India census, Tekari had a population of 17,615. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Tekari has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 57%. In Tekari, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Ruins of Tekari Fort
This is a historic place to be seen in Tekari viz 7aanaa Kila and 9 aanaa Kila, that constitute the famous fort of Tekari which is surrounded by water canal. 13 aanakila and a big ground for play
Tekari Raj Inter High School
This red brick building, for more than hundred years, the temple of learning, is the landmark of the town. It was funded by the mother of Maharaja Gopal Saran since 1876. Captain Gopal Sharan fought in the first World War who was also the last owner of Tekari Raj.
Mow is a village situated on the Gaya-Kurtha Road in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 5 km from Tekari and around 35 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is very developed with all modern amenities. Mow has a well-maintained government hospital, high school, government college and police station. Though the village is mainly dominated by Bhumihar community and Yadav (a community mainly found in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh), people from other communities reside together in peace and harmony. The main source of income for the village is agriculture. The main crops are rice, wheat, pulses, and sugarcane. The irrigation requirements are met by a canal originating from the River Sone. Mow is one of the earliest electrified villages in the Gaya district, having received electricity in the early 1980s.
Supta is a village situated on the Gaya-Kurtha Road in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 8 km from Tekari and around 36 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is very developed with all modern amenities. Here lives only Bhumihar Communities People. Here a Radha Swami Temple (Thakur Badi) located on the right side of main road. All villagers are the follower of Radha Krishan.
Nimsar is a village situated in the Tekari block in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 11 km from Tekari and around 40 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is very developed with all modern amenities. Here lives only Bhumihar Community People.
Rasalpur is a village situated in Sanda Panchayat Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is about 10 km from Tekari and around 38 km from Gaya City of Bihar. The Village is developed with all amenities. Here live Mainly Bhumihar Community people. Here a Panchmukhi mahadev temple situated middle in the village. All villagers are the followers of Panchmukhi Mahadev (Shankar Bhagwan).
Chirailly is a comparatively medium-sized village near Tekari tehsil of Gaya district of Bihar. This village has a cultural mix in it. People belonging to different societal sections namely Bhumihar, Bhamhbhatta, Bramhin, Pasi, Bhuiya and others live here. This ancient village has a Hindu temple at the entrance and a play ground named as Pokhara at the southern end of it. Population is of nearly 250 homes. It has a Panch mandir, a government primary school and some small little shops for daily needs. The primary occupation of people living here includes farming, teaching and religious and cultural activities. Most of the young lads of this village prefer to join the armed forces or aspires to become an academician. This village has exactly opposite to it located Bhuntoli a village primarily inhabited by the people belonging to the Bhuiya community. The mother tongue of people living in this village is Magahi.
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Jalalpur lies about 2 km from Tekari. It is situated on the state highway connecting Tekari with Gaya via Hichapur, Panchanpur. It is also 1.5 km from Tekari subdivisional office. The village has block and sub-divisional, office sub-divisional hospital, power grid station, S.N Sinha college at a 10-minute distance. It is a village dominated by Bhumihars.
It is situated 1 k.m. from Maharaja's fort and Sub-division.
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Sanda is a Bhumihar dominated village in Gaya district situated between Gaya and Patna about 34 km north south well connected through a newly built state Highway number 69. Sanda village was very popular in Magadh empire because of numerous outstanding achievements . Sanda has been participated in different movements like India Freedom fight, JP Social movement, cultural development including national integration /educational revolution. It is recognized for strong warrior since its origin . God Shiva is giving guidance, prosperity and significant control for living our villagers safely . Now youths are receiving renowned in the field of IT, Banking, Defense and off-course in teaching verticals in all across the world . 70% villagers are linked with agriculture when youths are looking for new prospects. Sanda is having own footprint in Guargaon, New Delhi Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and abroad as well.
late Mr. Nawal Sharma has been Killed by Maoist in encounter during 1998 it was the turning point of new generation. Parents has started looking opportunity for their kids in the field of services now results started coming comprehensively. Every year new accomplishments are coming in this village and encouraging younger�s to grip chance in Govt and private sector in different verticals.
In the field of politics our presence are almost negligible since beginning . Some of our village leaders had tried earlier but didn�t get right place in this arena still people are trying constantly for right opportunity here problem is lack of social education and Castism politics in middle Bihar. We would appreciate if someone will come forward and expand village-politics across India .
Sanda is very religious village in Gaya district in terms of Hinduism, here people are very sensitive and destructive particularly in Hindu religion.
Total Population: is about 7000 ( 3500 +men and 2700+ women+ children ) Total official vote =3600
Financial Institution: Sate Bank of India operational since 1991
Education : 60% people are literate 20% are holding Graduation or post graduation level degree
Languages : Regional language Magahi and HINDI when 20% Speaks, read and write English
Market : Small market with 40+ shops available in village for daily use items.
Petrol Pump : Bhart petroleum has started one unit in 1999 which is serving villagers.
Panchayat Bhawan : Newly build is now ready to function.
Hospital : under construction
Main production : Paddy, wheat, Pulse, vegetables, Sugar cane etc.
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- "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.