|Village development committee|
|Time zone||Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)|
Manari is a village development committee in Nawalparasi District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 4630 people living in 647 individual households.
Manari is located 5 K.M east from the district headquarters and 5 K.M south from the east west highway Mahendra Rajmarg. It is situated to south from Tilakpur v.d.c similarly Jahada, sarawal and devgaun and Ramgram Municipality are close to east, south and west. It is divided in 9 ward and the main villages are Manari, Ahirauli, Tilauli, Atrahati, Jawa, Jamuniya, Patani, Pipara and Mahuawa.
Manari is flatland and it is produces rice and wheat. Tharu are the main tribal of this v.d.c and some other minor tribes also exists. Tharus are famous for their own custom and culture. Generosity and living with peace and helpfulness are their basic identities. Basic facilities including school, roads and health post are available but not good quality. Janata High School is the oldest school and some other high and primary schools also exist. There are two famous Shiva's temples are located in Manari and Atrahati. A yearly cultural festival is organised in January which is called khichadee festival organised by tribal tharus with some cultural show. It is now becoming famous.
In Manari there are altogether 9 wards; among them Mahuawa is very unique in sense in simplicity and life style. More than 100 families stay in Mahuawa. Most of them are involved in agriculture and few are struggling to get jobs. Most of people are illiterate and some are well educated.
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