|Elevation||82 m (269 ft)|
|Languages Hindi, Magahi|
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Tekari is a city and a municipality in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar and was the centre of erstwhile Tekari Raj. Maharaja Gopalsaran, a Bhumihar, was the king of this area in British times. The fort is still there. It is a place of tourist's interest.
Some of the main villages in Tekari are Mow, Kespa, Alipur,Sherpura-Panchdevta, Jagdar, Supta, Law, Baidbigha, Ismailpur Bhairwa, Nimsar, Jhilmil, Jainandan Bigha (Situated at Very close distance from Tekari Subdivison and DSP Office. It is famous for Historical Goddess Durga Temple called Devi Asthan), Jalalpur, Lodipur, Chirailly, Rewai Garh, ((Noni)), Rakasiya, Sheonagar, and Parariya.
- 1 The name "Tekari"
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Ruins of Tekari Fort
- 4 Tekari Raj Inter High School
- 5 Localities
- 6 References
The name "Tekari"
In South Bihar, the representative of Several community was the Tekari family, whose great estate, Tekari Raj in Gaya dates back to the early 18th century. In the Mughal period, Tekari evolved as a rich estate, protected by Bhumihar kings, who were a part of the Mughal Empire. The royal emblem of the Kingdom of Tekari was a pigeon attacking over an eagle sat on the perch of a tree. Pundits concluded, "this jungle of tetris (tetri, a kind of tree) is the place where the fort should be made," and declared it very lucky. Tetri, vis-à-vis Tekari. (Tekari used to be a popular place name during the Muslim period). It perhaps indicated a place office for local administration and tax collection and residence of local chief. It may also have been a market place.
Maharaja Hit Narayan Singh of Tekari was said to have been "a man of a religious turn of mind... who became an ascetic and left his vast property in the hands of his wife" shortly after inheriting a lion's share of the estate in the 1840s.
As of 2001[update] India census, Tekari had a population of 17,615. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Tekari has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 57%. In Tekari, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Ruins of Tekari Fort
This is a historic place to be seen in Tekari viz 7aanaa Kila and 9 aanaa Kila, that constitute the famous fort of Tekari which is surrounded by water canal. 13 aanakila and a big ground for play
Tekari Raj Inter High School
This red brick building, for more than hundred years, the temple of learning, is the landmark of the town. It was funded by the mother of Maharaja Gopal Saran since 1876. Captain Gopal Sharan fought in the first World War who was also the last owner of Tekari Raj.
Mow is a village situated on the Gaya-Kurtha Road in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 5 km from Tekari and around 35 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is very developed with all modern amenities.
Mow has a well maintained government hospital, high school, government college and police station.
The main source of income for the village is agriculture. The main crops are rice, wheat, pulses, and sugarcane. The irrigation requirements are met by a canal originating from the River Sone.
Mow is one of the earliest electrified villages in the Gaya district, having received electricity in the early 1980s.
Even during the Indian independence movement, people from this village made huge contributions to the independence of the country. The village consists of a number of freedom fighters
Law is a village and panchayat located in the Gaya district of Bihar state,India. It is one of the developing villages in Gaya District. In Law, there are two primary schools, a big pond behind sun temple and anganwadi centre.It is situated at a distance of 3-4 km from Tekari along the Tekari - Bela road.
Kespa is a village and panchayat located in the Gaya district of Bihar state,India. The latitude 25.040241 and longitude 84.855186 are the coordinate of the Kespa. Patna is the state capital for Kespa village. It is located around 70.2 kilometer away from Kespa.
Jagdar is one of the Bhumihar dominated village which is situated about 3 km from Tekari fort. It is fully electrified village from the time of English rule. People of this village are so much talented in each and every field of their life. Maharaja Gopalsaran was closely related with this village. This village has many engineer, doctor, and also in defense of India.
Supta is a village situated on the Gaya-Kurtha Road in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 8 km from Tekari and around 36 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is very developed with all modern amenities. Here lives only Bhumihar Communities People. Here a Radha Swami Temple (Thakur Badi) located on the right side of main road. All villagers are the follower of Radha Krishan.
Kamalpur is a village situated in Tekari block on Gaya-Kurtha road. It has bought a big name in politics of Tekari block since Sahdeo Prasad Yadav(Ex-Minister, Bihar Government of Rashtriya Janta Dal), the man who was known for his honesty and interest in social welfare, belonged to here. He established a school named Sahdeo high school is now leading to ignite education in the region.
Nimsar is a village situated in the Tekari block in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is at a distance of about 11 km from Tekari and around 40 km from the Gaya City of Bihar, India. The village is situated on the bank of river MORHAR which provides a scenic view and village is connected with quality of roads and bridge. Nimsar is very developed with all modern amenities like Electricity, Roads, Bridges, Irrigation facilities etc. Here lives only Bhumihar Community People. Major occupation of the villagers are agriculture but now youngsters making the successful way towards government and corporate world jobs.
Rasalpur is a village situated in Sanda Panchayat Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is about 10 km from Tekari and around 38 km from Gaya City of Bihar. The Village is developed with all amenities. Here live Mainly Bhumihar Community people. Here a Panchmukhi mahadev temple situated middle in the village. All villagers are the followers of Panchmukhi Mahadev (Shankar Bhagwan).
Chirailly is a comparatively medium-sized village near Tekari tehsil of Gaya district of Bihar. This village has a cultural mix in it. People belonging to different societal sections namely Bhumihar, Bhamhbhatta, Bramhin, Pasi, Bhuiya and others live here. This ancient village has a Hindu temple at the entrance and a play ground named as Pokhara at the southern end of it. Population is of nearly 250 homes. It has a Panch mandir, a government primary school and some small little shops for daily needs. The primary occupation of people living here includes farming, teaching and religious and cultural activities. Most of the young lads of this village prefer to join the armed forces or aspires to become an academician. This village has exactly opposite to it located Bhuntoli a village primarily inhabited by the people belonging to the Bhuiya community. The mother tongue of people living in this village is Magahi.
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Jalalpur lies about 2 km from Tekari. It is situated on the state highway connecting Tekari with Gaya via Hichapur, Panchanpur. It is also 1.5 km from Tekari subdivisional office. The village has block and sub-divisional, office sub-divisional hospital, power grid station, The oldest institution of higher education in Satyendra Narayan Sinha college, which is a constituent college of M.U. is at a 10-minute distance. It is a village dominated by Bhumihars.
A Bhumihar dominated village in Gaya district at Tekari. Langatpur is wall connected through a newly built state Highway number 69. God Durga is giving guidance, prosperity and significant control for living our villagers safely . Now youths are receiving renowned in the field of IT, Defense and off-course in teaching . 80% villagers are linked with agriculture when youths are looking for new prospects.
Total Population: is about 5000 ( 3500 +men and 1500+ women+ children ) Total official vote =2500
Financial Institution: PNB operational since 1995 Education : 40% people are literate 48% are holding Graduation or post-graduation level degree. Languages : Regional language Magahi and HINDI when 30% Speaks, read and write English Petrol Pump : Bhart petroleum has started one unit in Langatpur. Panchayat Bhawan : Newly built. Main production : Potato, wheat, Rice, Pulse, vegetables.
It is situated 1 km from Maharaja's fort and Sub-division .
Sanda is a Bhumihar dominated village in Gaya district situated between Gaya and Patna about 34 km north south well connected through a newly built state Highway number 69. Sanda village was very popular in Magadh empire because of numerous outstanding achievements . Sanda has been participated in different movements like India Freedom fight, JP Social movement, cultural development including national integration /educational revolution. It is recognized for strong warrior since its origin . God Shiva is giving guidance, prosperity and significant control for living our villagers safely . Now youths are receiving renowned in the field of IT, Banking, Defense and off-course in teaching verticals in all across the world . 70% villagers are linked with agriculture when youths are looking for new prospects. Sanda is having own footprint in Guargaon, New Delhi Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and abroad as well.
late Mr. Nawal Sharma has been Killed by Maoist in encounter during 1998 it was the turning point of new generation. Parents has started looking opportunity for their kids in the field of services now results started coming comprehensively. Every year new accomplishments are coming in this village and encouraging younger�s to grip chance in Govt and private sector in different verticals. sarbadha This is one of the village of tekari vidhan sabha. This one of the most educated villages of tekari producing engineers doctors etc. the population of this village about 1000.the village have well maintained road and have service like internet 24 hrs. electricity the people of this village qualify iit,BISAT,aiims
Total Population: is about 7000 ( 3500 +men and 2700+ women+ children ) Total official vote =3600
Financial Institution: State Bank of India operational since 1991
Education : 60% people are literate 20% are holding Graduation or post graduation level degree
Languages : Regional language Magahi and HINDI when 20% Speaks, read and write English
Market : Small market with 40+ shops, available in village for daily use items.
Petrol Pump : Bhart petroleum has started one unit in 1999 which is serving villagers.
Panchayat Bhawan : Newly build is now ready to function.
Hospital : Newly build is now ready to function.
Main production : Paddy, wheat, Pulse, vegetables, Sugar cane etc.
- Yang, Anand A. (1999). Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Bihar. University of California Press. pp. 305 (at page 139). ISBN 978-0-520-21100-1.
- Yang, Anand A. (1999). Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Bihar. University of California Press. pp. 305 (at page 140). ISBN 978-0-520-21100-1.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.