Taregana

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Taregana
तरे'गना
Town
Taregana is located in Bihar
Taregana
Taregana
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°21′01″N 85°02′07″E / 25.350289°N 85.035222°E / 25.350289; 85.035222Coordinates: 25°21′01″N 85°02′07″E / 25.350289°N 85.035222°E / 25.350289; 85.035222
Country  India
State Bihar
District Patna
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 940
Languages
 • Official Magadhi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 804452
Telephone code 0612

Taregana or Taregna (literally, Counting Stars), is a small town in Bihar, India, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Patna.

History[edit]

In Taregna, his birthplace, Aryabhata set up an astronomical observatory in the Sun Temple 6th century.[1] It is believed that here he proposed the Heliocentric Model, and suggested for the first time in history that Earth revolves around the Sun.Also, there are the remains of Ashoka The Great , because in some villages Statues made of Black Stone and of alloys were found and are worshipped as God by the locals. Their condition has become worsened without any maintenance by the Archaelogical Survey of India.

Geography[edit]

Taregna is located at Average elevation from sea level at 61 meters as per Google Earth. It is close to Patna and the Jahanabad too. You can get here by train (Local trains, usually called PG passenger trains i.e. Patna Gaya) or by the road from Patna which goes to Gaya.

Demographics[edit]

Taregna is small town now growing at a fast pace. There are many people coming to get settled here permanently. There must be over 10,000 people here. Its has some good markets that attracts all the villager that are close to it Lawaich, Lasgarichak, pathrahat, Bela, Jagidishpur to name some.It has a famous temple called the 'Manichack' which witnesses over 5,000 of marriages every year.People of Taregana are very friendly & helpful. Taregna comes under Masaurhi Subdivision.

Transport[edit]

The railway station of Masaurhi sub-division, which is by all account a township of Patna district, is named after Taregana .[2] Village has railway station (Station Code - TEA) is well connected to nearby cities like Patna through Railway.[3] Daily, a huge number workers and government officers travel to The Capital by the Local trains . So in PG Local Passenger trains we can see a large people from Masaurhi. So in the midst there was a demand for increasing the frequency of these local trains.

22 July 2009 solar eclipse[edit]

Taregna experienced a sudden load of visitors coming to the village to see the solar eclipse of July 22, 2009, as, according to various sources, it will be one of the best locations within the path of totality to watch the solar eclipse. It was reported that the solar eclipse should be visible for at least three minutes and 38 seconds from Taregana. However, the maximum duration of the eclipse will be six minutes 38 seconds in the Pacific Ocean.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] However on 22 July the eclipse was obscured by heavy cloud cover.[11]

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