Sarairasi

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Sarairasi is a village located in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India, situated on the banks of the River Ghaghra (locally known as Saryu). Sarairasi comprises two small villages: Sarairasi Gaon and Bhaglapur. Ayodhya, which is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ram is 7 km from Sarairasi. The village has a great heritage and many sites

History[edit]

The village is said to be the estate of Nisha Baba. Local beliefs are that it is due to Nisha baba villagers of Sarairasi never paid the Land Tax to the local British governors. The first settlement for the people of Sarairasi goes back to days of Aurangzeb. The ancestors of the local Rajputs hail from Rajasthan. Sarairasi was also a centre of one of many battles of the Mutiny of 1857.

Geography & demographics[edit]

Faizabad is located at 26°47′N 82°08′E / 26.78°N 82.13°E / 26.78; 82.13[1]. It has an average elevation of 97 metres (318 feet) above sea level. As of 2001 [1] SARAIRASI had a population of nearly 8000 males constituting 52% of the population and females 48%. Sarairasi has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 20%. In Faizabad, 14% of the population is under 10 years of age. Suryavanshi Rajputs are the Majority in the Village along with sizeable population of OBC,SC and ST community.

Accessibility[edit]

Sarairasi is well connected with Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Allahabad. It is situated exactly 12 km away from the District Headquarters on Akbarpur Road.

By air the nearest airports are Lucknow (128 km) and Varanasi (200 km).

By road Sarairasi is situated on the Akbarpur road and has good connectivity with Lucknow (128 km), Varanasi (200 km), Allahabad (165 km) and Gorakhpur (130 km). The state government's Road Transport Service runs regular and frequent buses to and from these cities.

By Rail The Indian Railways network connects Faizabad directly with Lucknow (3 hours.), Varanasi (4 hours.) and Allahabad (5 hours). Direct trains also connect Faizabad to Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai. And from Faizabad one can take Vikram (a advanced version of an auto rickshaw) from Pushpraj Fauaara or Fatehgang which will take Rs.10 INR as a fare.

Climate[edit]

Summer (March to July) temperatures can range from 35 to 45 degrees Celsius. Winters (November to January) temperatures can range from 6 to 25 degrees Celsius. Rains during monsoon season (July to September).

Places to See[edit]

  • Kalimai chaura: literally meaning 'Place of Lord kali', this temple is beautifully built and the cleanlines and the pollution free environment is just spiritual.
  • Gayatri Temple: located in Kali mai chaura area, this temple is beautifully built with eye catching Idol of Gayatri Devi. The temple is looked after by Mahant baba and Sarvan Baba.
  • Ramlila Manch: located next to the Gayatri mandir and kali mai chura.This is the main attraction of local villagers in month of navratri since Ramlila is performed here.
  • Nisha Baba's well: this is situated adjacent to Akbarpur Road passing through Sarairasi village.

Shopping[edit]

  • Purabazar: next to Rajepur, is the central market of Sarairasi village. One can find vegetables, fruits and spices in this market. Also, there are numerous jewellery shops in the area which cater to Faizabad town and many villages which lie in nearby areas. Some leading cloth shops could be easily found in this area. This market also has many prominent books and stationary shops of the town.
  • Darshan nagar: About 4 kilometers away from sarairasi (towards Faizabad) lies the Drashannagar market which has a multitude of shops. The market also has some seed shops which cater to the farmers of the adjoining regions.

Educational Institutes[edit]

  1. Dr.RamPrassana Maniram singh Mahavidyalaya[2][3]
  2. H.B.S Intercollege
  3. C.B.S Intercollege
  4. [4] Government operated schools up to 8th standard.

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