Phulwari Sharif

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Phulwari Sharif
फुलवारी शरीफ़
city
Phulwari Sharif is located in Bihar
Phulwari Sharif
Phulwari Sharif
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079
Country  India
State Bihar
District Patna
Population (2001)
 • Total 54,000
Languages
 • Official Magadhi, Urdu, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website patna.nic.in

Phulwari Sharif is a notified area in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. The civilization of the city dates back to the days of inception of the Sufi culture in India. Phulwari Sharif had been frequented by most Sufi saints of that period.

Geography[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located at 25°34′39″N 85°04′46″E / 25.57749°N 85.079361°E / 25.57749; 85.079361

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Phulwari Sharif had a population of 53,166. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Phulwari Sharif has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 56%. In Phulwari Sharif, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

Khanqah Mujeebia, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Sangi Masjid, Imarat Sharia has a long religious history that is intensely attached with the birth and development of the Sufi culture in India. The Sufi saints of the ancient times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social, and cultural developments, and Phulwari Sharif was one such region where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and toleration.

The Sangi Masjid bears relics of the rich architectural past of the region. Built in red sandstone by the Mughal Emperor Humayun, the mosque is one of the main attraction for tourists Muslims. Near the mosque there is a shrine [Tomb] of Lal shah baba. It is known as Lal miyan ki dargah.

Transport[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is well connected to other cities of India through rail-road network.

Road[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located on NH-98 on the Khagaul road in Patna.

Rail[edit]

Phulwari Sharif railway station connects the city to different part of the country through many passenger and express trains.

Administration[edit]

The small town of Phulwari Sharif has turned into a prominent city and a notified area of the Patna. Now it also comes under Patna Municipal Corporation and under the plan of Greater Patna. The present city constitutes majority of the Muslim population.

Politics[edit]

Shyam Rajak who is presently in Janata Dal United (JDU) and formerly in Rahstriya Janta Dal won the Phulwari seat (assembly constituency no. 193), reserved for scheduled castes, thrice after losing once to Rashtriya Janta Dal candidate. Representing Janata Dal in 1995 he defeated Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress. Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress won the seat thrice, defeating Vidyanand Vikal of IPF in 1990, and Dashrath Paswan of CPI in 1985 and 1980. Ram Prit Paswan of Janata Party defeated Dasrath Paswan of CPI in 1977.[2]

The Phulwari assembly constituency is part of Pataliputra (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "193 - Phulwari (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-06-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ "General Election 2009 Assembly constituencies". Pataliputra. India elections.co.in. Retrieved 2009-05-20.