Gauriganj, India

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Gauriganj
(गौरीगंज)
Gauriganj skyline
Gauriganj skyline
Gauriganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gauriganj
Gauriganj
Location of Gauriganj in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 26°12′22″N 81°41′24″E / 26.206°N 81.690°E / 26.206; 81.690Coordinates: 26°12′22″N 81°41′24″E / 26.206°N 81.690°E / 26.206; 81.690
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Amethi
Government
 • Type Vidhan Sabha
 • MLA Rakesh Pratap Singh
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 326,723(Male/Female:-165,284/161,439)
 • Density 855/km2 (2,210/sq mi)
Time zone Indian Standard Time (UTC+5:30)
Postal code 227409
Telephone code 05-368
Sex ratio 904:1000 /
Vehicle Registration UP 36
Website www.gauriganj.co.in

Gauriganj (Hindi: गौरीगंज) is a town in Amethi District in Faizabad division, Uttar Pradesh,India. It is situated about 126 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Gauriganj is the administrative headquarters of Amethi district. It is located in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Before July 2010, Gauriganj was part of Sultanpur district and then taking Gauriganj, Amethi, Jais, Jagdispur, Salon etc. formed a new district called "Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar", later named Gauriganj and now Amethi. From Gauriganj a railway network is supplied to big cities in Uttar Pradesh and other states to Lucknow, Haridwar, Delhi, New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Howrah, Dehradun. It is an industrial area. It has a well-developed marketplace where all types of goods and services can be purchased. The market was built by Raja Madho Singh of Amethi and was one of the most important grain markets in the district. There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Ram-Janaki besides a mosque near Ramlila ground. Gauriganj is connected with State Highway 34 and National Highway 128. Nearby cities are Sultanpur, Rae Bareilly, and Faizabad. People of many different castes and religions live here. Gauriganj has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers.

It has a population of 326,723, of which 165,284 are males and 161,439 are females. There are about 56,787 households living in the region. The Gauriganj telephone code is 05368.

Climate[edit]

Gauriganj has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters from December to mid-February, and dry, hot summers from April to mid-June. During extreme winters, the maximum temperature is around 12 degrees Celsius and the minimum is around 3 to 4 degrees Celsius. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures rising to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius.

Gauriganj has a tropical wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 20 and 28 °C (68 to 82 °F). Gauriganj experiences three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and a mild autumn. Typical summer months are from March to May, with maximum temperatures ranging from 30 to 45 °C (86 to 100 °F). Although summer doesn't end until May, the city often receives heavy thundershowers in May, and humidity remains high. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when it gets an average rainfall of 722 mm, mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. Even during the hottest months, the nights are usually cool due to Gauriganj's altitude. The highest temperature ever recorded was 48.3 °C (118.9 °F). The monsoon lasts from June to October, with moderate rainfall and temperatures ranging from 10 to 28 °C (50 to 82 °F). Autumn begins in November. The daytime temperature hovers around 28 °C (82 °F) while the night temperature is below 10 °C (50 °F) for most of December and January, often dropping to 3 to 4 °C (37 to 39 °F).

Language and religion[edit]

An illustrated manuscript of the epic poem Padmavat, by Malik Muhammad Jayasi (c. 1750)

Hindi and Awadhi are the widely spoken languages that are understood by most people, along with English. The official language is the state language, Hindi. Hinduism is followed by large numbers of the population. A significant part of the population of city consists of followers of Islam and Sikhism. Christians and Jains constitute a minority of the population.

Malik Mohammad Jayasi (Hindi: मलिक मोहम्मद जायसी) (1477–1542) was an Indian poet who wrote in the Avadhi dialect of Hindi. He hailed from Jais, presently a city in the Amethi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Though his tomb lies in a place 3 km north of Ram Nagar, near Amethi, where he died in 1542, today a "Jaisi Smarak" (Jaisi Memorial) can be found in the city of Jais.

Culture[edit]

Durga Puja is celebrated in Gauriganj with cultural activities from the 8th day of Navratri for 14 days. Moorty Visarjan is also a big event as it takes approximately 90 hours to complete with thousands of indulged people. Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated with great joy. In Some Aashram (likes: Baba Balak Das etc.) and some temples (e.g. Doodh Nath Mandir, Ram Janki Mandir, Hanuman Mandir) Feast (i.e. Vishal Bhog Bhandara) took places annually.[clarification needed]

Schools and colleges[edit]

  • Indira Gandhi Post Graduate College, Gauriganj
  • Manishi Mahila Degree College, Gauriganj
  • Rananjai Inter College, Gauriganj
  • Kamla Nehru School, Gauriganj
  • Sanjay Gandhi Smarak Vidyalaya Junior High School, Gauriganj
  • Jawahar Novodai Vidyalay, Pachehari, Gauriganj
  • Nageswar Baksh Singh Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Katra Lal Ganj, Gauriganj
  • Shiv Nayak Singh Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Katra Lal Ganj, Gauriganj
  • SJS Public School, Raebareili Road, Gauriganj
  • Shri Shivnayak Singh Saraswati Vidya Mandir (H.S), Ucchatar Madhyamik Viddyalay, Gauriganj
  • Rajkiya Ashram Vidayalay Gauriganj, Mishrauli, Gauriganj
  • GGIC Gauriganj, Madhawpur, Gauriganj
  • Primary Pathshala, Madhawpur, Gauriganj
  • Gopal Inter College, Pandari, Gauriganj
  • Little Flower English Medium School, Chowk Road, Gauriganj
  • Bachpan, A Play School, Jammo Road, Gauriganj
  • Rajiv Gandhi Science College, Gauriganj
  • Sree Durgesh Lagu Prathmik Vid Kamlanager Kitiwayan: Mushaphir Kahana Road, Gauriganj
  • Sanjay Gandhi Smarak Vidyalaya Junior High School, Gauriganj
  • Prakash Idial Public School, Amethi Road Khali Saray Katrlal Ganj, Gauriganj
  • CBS Public School, Shahbajpur, Gauriganj
  • Chandra Bhan Shukla Intermediate College Sltanpur Road, Gauriganj
  • Hansraj Public School, Gauriganj
  • Shri Nishadraj Inter College, Kitiyawa, Gauriganj
  • Ram Dulari Balika School, Bhaniyapur, Ramganj
  • MJS Green Valley Public School, Mushafirkhana road, Rajgarh Gauriganj
  • Nageswar Baksh Singh Saraswati Shishu Mandir
  • Prashar Bharti Public School, Gaurignaj
  • MBS Education Home Kudha
  • Junior High School in Raghipur Gauriganj amethi.
  • S H H S S Kamla Nagar Kitiyawan,Gauriganj,amethi

Temples[edit]

  • Shankar mandir ramdeen ka purva
  • Hanuman Mandir, Near Gramin Bank
  • Durgan (Mata Shera Wali Darbar in Bhawan shahpur beside Dhanapur )
  • Lodi Mandir ( Gauriganj )
  • Mata Mawai Dham
  • Hanuman Mandir, Madhopur
  • Baba Doodhnath
  • Chota Durgan
  • Baba Balak Das Ashram
  • Hanuman Mandir, Chowk
  • Maa Durga Mandir Arjunpur, Gauriganj,Amethi,Uttar Pradesh
  • Sankatmochan Hanuman Mandir Gaughat Bahwa, Gauriganj
  • Baba Gosai Nath, Dandupur
  • Baba Top Nath, Bhaniyapur
  • Baba Chaturbhuj Mandir, Kushbaira
  • Hanuman Mandir Lugari(Kutiya)
  • Samseriyan Dham Durgan (samseriyan)
  • Hanuman Mandir and Shiv Mandir (Kamla nagar,Kitiyawan)

Gayatri mandir, near saraswati shishu mandir, katralalganjMaa Durga Mandir Devipatan Amethi

  • Tedhubeer baba, near Jethauna gauriganj amethi (Om Prakash)

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