Bariyarpur, Bara

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Bariyarpur
बरियारपुर
Mahagadhimai Municipality
Bariyarpur is located in Nepal
Bariyarpur
Bariyarpur
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 26°59′N 85°03′E / 26.983°N 85.050°E / 26.983; 85.050Coordinates: 26°59′N 85°03′E / 26.983°N 85.050°E / 26.983; 85.050
Country    Nepal
Zone Narayani Zone
District Bara District
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 7,033
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 44405
Area code(s) 053

Bariyarpur was a town and Village Development Committee in Bara District but now,it is converted into municapiality in the Narayani Zone of south-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 2001 Nepal census it had a population of 10000 persons residing in 1250 individual households.[2]

Every five years, the Gadhimai festival is held in the temple of Bariyapur. The event involves the world's largest sacrifice of animals – including rats, buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  2. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Jolly, Joanna (24 November 2009). "Devotees flock to Nepal animal sacrifice festival". BBC. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 

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