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Brahmapur (Hindi: ब्रह्मपुर) is a city in the Buxar district of Bihar. It is known for its temple of Lord Shiva, its religious practices, and its cattle fair. People visit Brahmapur to perform religious rituals in the temple of Lord Shiva.
Brahmapur means "the place of Brahma" in Sanskrit. According to Hindu mythology, the town was founded by Lord Brahma, giving rise to the name Brahmapur ("Brahma" stands for Lord Brahma and "pur" means place).
The inhabitants of Brahmapur speak the Bhojpuri dialect. In Bhojpuri, the city is sometimes referred to as Barahmpur.
(1) In ancient India, a Muslim emperor Ghaznavi came to destroy the temple and steal its wealth. The people of the village warned him that if he performed these violent acts, Lord Shiva’s third eye would burn him to ashes. Ghaznavi told the people that no such god existed and if it existed, the entrance of the temple would change its direction from east to west. (Every temple of Lord Shankar had its door facing east.) He then informed them that if that were to occur, he would leave the temple untouched and would never return. The next morning, when Ghaznavi came to destroy the temple, he was surprised to see the entrance of the temple had changed from east to west. He left the temple as he had promised. and another mythology is that
(2) on that place, in ancient time there was a king is called sapahi naresh. there was a tree where lord shiva jyotir ling situated, where was a pipal tree. one day king's munim said to king, the tree is destroying our crops, then king told him ok if you don't mind you can cut the tree, the washer man also say that yes king this is right to cut the tree. if you cut the tree much crops will be saved. when king gave the permission to cut the tree, After the cutting tree, there are many jyotirling comes from the roots in different colours. then after heaven word said by the god if there lala and washer man live in this place i will destroy his whole family, till nowadays there is no any lala and washer man live in this place.the decendent of sapahi naresh yet exist in village of name Rudranagar . The famous among them is retired major keshav prasad singh and there family residing in the village .
According to the 2011 Indian census, Brahmapur had a population of approximately 13,727: 7,328 males and 6,399 females. The number of households in Brahmapur was 1,927.
Brahmapur is situated at 25°35'57"N 84°18'5"E It is surrounded by many small villages such as Raghunathpur, Poorawa, Nimej, Balua, Umedpur, Ramgarh, Garahtha, Gayghat. The landscape is very flat with no mountains.
Brahmapur is not accessible directly by train. Instead, visitors must stop at the nearest railway station in Raghunathpur, which is 3 km from Brahmapur. It can be directly reached by roadways connected with the NH 84, which goes through Brahmapur.
Brahmeshwar Nath High School provides education from grades six to twelfth and one girls college. In addition, there are two government primary schools, three upper middle schools and around three private schools such as P.L public school (C.B.S.E pattern, class:- Nursery to 10 ) in Brahmapur. For higher studies, students go to Dumraon, Buxar, Ara or other places.
Brahmapur is a center of religious tourism. Many people from the Arrah (Bhojpur) District, Buxar district, Ballia District and Chhapra District come to worship Lord Shiva or to get married in the temple. The people of Brahmapur organize a cattle fair, where farmers come from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to purchase cattle for breeding and herding. The Falguni cattle fair is very famous in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and takes place in the Hindu month of Falgun. Horses, elephants and camels are also bought and sold at the fair. October to June is the best time for tours to Brahmapur. However, tours to Brahmapur during the festivals celebrated in the district can also be arranged. The main festivals of the region include Car Festival, Dusshera, Taratarini Festival, Thakurani Yatra, Buda and Khambeshwari Yatra
The people of Brahmapur depend primarily on agriculture and, to a lesser extent, tourism. Recently, inhabitants have begun to leave Brahmapur in the same manner as the rest of rural Bihar, in an effort to find better work opportunities elsewhere.And there are two cinema hall and one AC cinema hall, one mall, and maruti show room, five banks available.
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