|Municipality in Nepal|
|Province||Province No. 2|
|• Mayor||Shiva Narayan Shah (RJPN)|
|• Deputy Mayor||Indu Devi Yadav (RJPN)|
|• Total||69.11 km2 (26.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|• Religions||Hindu, Muslim, Christian|
|• Local||Maithili, Tharu, Nepali|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (NST)|
Dakneshwori Municipality (Nepali: डाक्नेश्वरी नगरपालिका) is located in Saptari District in the Province 2 of Nepal. It was formed in 2016 occupying current 10 sections (wards) merging previous Kabilash, Bhuthi, Tarhi, Hariraha, Pato, Aurahi, Brahampur, Gamahariya Parwaha, Patthargada and Banaula VDCs. It occupies an area of 69.11 km2 with a total population of 44,782.
Dakneshwori is one of 9th municipality in Saptari District. The municipality is fully Terai that links Nepal with local Indian Market to its South, Bode Barshain Municipality to its west, Belhi Chapena Rural Municipality to its East and Khadak Municipality, Sambhunath Municipality and Rupani Rural Municipality to its North.
The major rivers like Judi, Khadak, Thalaha and Koshi Projects canals passing through the different wards have been the main sources of irrigation water supplies along with creating the boundaries with the neighboring wards and municipalities.
This place is an agricultural area, however Indian Border being close, some people are engaged on commercial and trading too. The economy of Dakneshwori Municipality center around the trade, service and business. Some depends upon seasonal fruits like Mango. The main aspect of business in Dakneshwori involve bank, Education, transport, and small hotels. Being new municipality only few of bank, Financial institute and co-operative societies operate from here. Depend upon the agriculture and agricultural products sold in the nearest town Rajbiraj about 17 km (11 mi) and Kalyanpur. However most people get their basic ready-made goods from India. These traditional market called hatbajar are small bazaars and people can sell goods (especially vegetables, fruit, pulses, Fish, meat, earthenware, clothes etc.) two days of per week every hatbajar. There are small hatbajar (place where goods are sold) within the municipality.
These hatbajar are :
- Pato Hatiya at Pato
- Patthargada Hatiya at Patthargada
- Brahampur Hatiya at Brahampur
- Tarhi Hatiya at Tarhi
- Banaula Hatya at Banaula
- Amarlati Hatiya at Amarlati Chowk
Dakneshwori Municipality has particularly a tropical climate. The three main seasons, summer, monsoon and winter respectively. Being located in the Plain (Terai) lands of Nepal, the climate and weather around the municipality is usually hot. Early April to August the environment copes summer season ranging the temperature from 23 °C (73 °F) to 44 °C (111 °F). Monsoons arrive in the month of July heralded by dust and thunderstorms. The winter part of the year prevails from the month of October to March. Humidity, which prevails during monsoons, diminishes at the arrival of winters. The village observes pleasant sunny days and enjoyable cool nights with the temperature ranging from 6 °C (41 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F).
Dakneshwori winter season is the most pleasant time. Overall the January is the coldest month and June is the most hottest month in the year.
|Average high °C (°F)||21.5
|Average low °C (°F)||8.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||12.7
|Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)|
Festivals And Celebrations
Majority of the people in this locality is Hindu, they follows festivals like Vijaya Dashami, Dipawali, Chhath , Holi, Ram Navmi, Janai Purnima or Rakshabandhan, Saraswati Puja or Vasant Panchami, Jeetiya, Chauthi Chan, Vishwakarma Puja, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Tika, Chaite Dashain and so on. Some Muslims here too follows Bakra Eid. The Dashain, Deepawali, Chhath and Holi are heavily celebrated with full devotee and proper rules. The locals people take pride in the way these festivals are celebrated with joy and happiness.
- Dakneshwori Temple at Pato
- Bishnu Temple at Banaula
- Kabileshwor Mahadev at Kabilash
- Ram Janki Temple at Bhuthi
- Hanuman Temple at Kushaha
The health post located in different 9 wards provide regular vaccination program and monthly vaccination programs along with the maternity services throughout the municipaity with the help of Women volunteer. It provides medicines to the poor people. It also provides birth control device like condoms and pills at zero cost. In severe case, the patients are referred to Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital (a zonal hospital) located in Rajbiraj and hospitals at Biratnagar and Dharan.
- Janta Rameshwor Higher Secondary School, Brahampur
- Kant Chand Higher Secondary School, Pato
- Shree Janta Higher Secondary School, Tarhi
- Shree Higher Secondary School, Kabilash
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