Derapur

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Derapur
town
Derapur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Derapur
Derapur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°25′0″N 79°48′0″E / 26.41667°N 79.80000°E / 26.41667; 79.80000Coordinates: 26°25′0″N 79°48′0″E / 26.41667°N 79.80000°E / 26.41667; 79.80000
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kanpur Dehat
Elevation 124 m (407 ft)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

Derapur is a town in Kanpur Dehat district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of the Tehsil of the same name. Derapur is 61 km away from Kanpur city.

Transport[edit]

Derapur is well connected by trains and roads.Rura is nearest Railway Station (NCR) to Derapur town.

Rura Railway Station

Rura is towards north at a distance of 14 km where super fast and express trains are available. It is connected towards east Kanpur Patna, Havrah and towards west Aligarh, Agra, Delhi etc. It is also connected by roads to Golden Quadrilateral National Highway of India at Mugisapur at a distance 6 km towards south. It is situated on the south bank of the river Sengur

Kapaleshwar Temple[edit]

Kapaleshwar Temple

This temple is situated towards the north-east about 2 km from town Derapur in uneven land and including the picturesque surroundings of nature near the left bank of river Sengur. Inside the temple on the floor, from south to north in the direction is installed a 1.40-meter-long mausoleum (Samadhi). Shivlinga is installed on the northern tip of the mausoleum (Samaddhi). It is centre of faith of people. It was built in 1893. The crowd of devotees every Monday in the month of Sawan every year.[1] A fair is also held here on Mahashivaratri festival in the month of Falgun Hindu calendar every year.

Institutions[edit]

  • Sub division and tehsil
  • Circle officer police and police station
  • State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda
  • Post office and BSNL Exchange.

Notable personality[edit]

Ram Nath Kovind- present Governor of Bihar. Born at village Paraukh, Derapur, Kanpur Dehat district.

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. Galuapur Inter College—A government aided most ancient and famous institution of sub division Derapur.
  2. Devi Sahay Sarvjanik Inter College
  3. Guda devi Shyam Bihari Degree College derapur kanpur dehat

Festivals[edit]

All national festivals, Holi, Diwali, Mahashivratri, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Ramnavami, Makara Sankranti, Eid-ul-Fitr, Rakshabandhan, Hanuman jayanti and other local ones such as Nag-Panchmi, Navratri, Durga Puja are celebrated with enthusiasm. . Savitri vrat and Navratri vrat are main festival of women of town Derapur, At the time of savitri vrat women takes 101 round of banyan tree. Vijyadashmi is a most famous festival of the town Derapur. It is celebrated continuously 3 days. A fair is also organized for 15 days.

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