Bakhtiarpur

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Bakhtiyarpur
city
Maa Jagdamba temple
Maa Jagdamba temple
Bakhtiyarpur is located in Bihar
Bakhtiyarpur
Bakhtiyarpur
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°27′32″N 85°32′20″E / 25.459°N 85.539°E / 25.459; 85.539Coordinates: 25°27′32″N 85°32′20″E / 25.459°N 85.539°E / 25.459; 85.539
Country  India
State Bihar
District Patna
Named for Bakhtiyar Khilji
Government
 • Type Nagar parishad
Population (2011)
 • Total 47,953
Demonym(s) patnites
Languages
 • Official Magadhi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 803212
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Vehicle registration BR-01

Bakhtiyarpur is a city and a notified area in Patna district in the state of Bihar, India. Bakhtiyarpur is under the Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency), and is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Bihar in Patna District under the Barh sub-division of Bihar. It is a major railway junction in Danapur railway division, ECR. In 1193 when Ikhtiyar ad-Din Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khilji was on conquest of Bihar, he came to destroy Glorious Nalanda University.[1] En-route he destroyed Buddhist monasteries of Bakhtiyarpur, and Muslim soldiers he left there named place Bakhtiyarpur.[citation needed] The incumbent Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar belongs to Bakhtiyarpur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bakhtiyarpur had a population of 32,288. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bakhtiyarpur has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. About 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Banks
  • Dena bank
  • Bank of India
  • Patliputra cooperative bank
  • State bank of India
  • Punjab national bank
  • IDBI bank
  • Central bank of India
  • Canara bank
  • Corporation bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • HDFC Bank
  • Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
Colleges
  • R.L.S.Y. COLLEGE
  • N.J.S. COLLEGE
  • Bakhtiyarpur college of engineering (session start from 2016)
  • Sanskrit College
  • Kamleshwari Prasad Singh Teacher Training College, Techa Bigha
Schools
  • Vimala Vidyalaya
  • Daffodil International public school
  • St. John's school
  • Middle school Bakhtiyarpur
  • Middle school Dedaur
  • Shree Ganesh high school
  • Karnauti high school
  • Krishna Sudarshan school
  • Girls high school, etc.
Hospitals
  • Government Primary Hospital
  • Railway Hospital
  • Vimla Hospital
  • Taj Hospital

Religious places[edit]

Masjid, Jagdamba Sthan, Ram mandir, Thakurbari, catholic church,badi thakurbadi,shidhighat thakurbadi,chhoti thakurbadi and mahadev sthan are located here.

Naming[edit]

Bakhtiarpur is named after Bakhtiyar Khilji, who was military general of Qutb-ud- din Aybak and destroyer of Nalanda University.[2][page needed][3]

Transport[edit]

Bakhtiyarpur Junction
Rail link

Bakhtiyarpur railway station is located on the Howrah–Delhi main line and is about 46 km away from Patna. Bakhtiyarpur-Tilaiya line also originates here, connecting Rajgir, Bihar Sharif and Harnaut of Nalanda district up to Tilaiya and to be extended to Koderma Junction railway station.

Air

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna is the nearest airport. Gaya Airport is also close to Bakhtiyarpur city with a distance of approximately 120 km.

Roads

Bakhtiarpur is connected to Patna by NH 30, a 4-lane Expressway in the west, and NH 31 towards south to connect Bihar Sharif up to Ranchi and Barh in the east. Regular bus service is available for these places. It is also connected to Mokama by a 2-lane NH parallel to the Ganga River. A 4-lane bridge Bakhtiyarpur-Tajpur Bridge is also under construction for connecting Patna district to Samastipur district. A state highway road SH 108 between bakhtiyarpur and fatuha which is old NH 30,

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Allen, Charles (2015). The Buddha and the Sahibs. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-1-4736-1793-3. 
  3. ^ Scott, David (May 1995). "Buddhism and Islam: Past to Present Encounters and Interfaith Lessons". Numen. 42 (2): 141. JSTOR 3270172. doi:10.1163/1568527952598657.