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Bahsuma is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°13′N 77°58′E / 29.22°N 77.97°E / 29.22; 77.97Coordinates: 29°13′N 77°58′E / 29.22°N 77.97°E / 29.22; 77.97
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Meerut
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,561
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bahsuma is a town and a nagar panchayat in Meerut district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is an ancient town of Mahabharata. It is basically known for being the birthplace of Bhism Pitamah.


Bahsuma is located at 29°13′N 77°58′E / 29.22°N 77.97°E / 29.22; 77.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 223 metres (731 feet).


In the days of Mahabharta (A great epic of Hindu), its name was Bhishma Puri. It was the place of Great Bhishma Pitamah (the Son of Ganga).According to the tradition, Bahsuma was a muhalla of Hastinapur (which is about 5 km south-east of the village) and served as the treasury of the Kauravas and Pandavas, the place deriving its name from 'vasu' which means treasure. In the times of Gurjar Raja Nain Singh of Parikshitgarh, it became the headquarters of the government. The house of the Raja Nain Singh and a fort built by him still stand in the village.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Bahsuma had a population of 10,561. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bahsuma has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bahsuma
  2. ^ "Tourist Places". District Administration Meerut. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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