Gadhimai Municipality

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Gadhimai Municipality
गढीमाई नगरपालिका
Gadhimai Temple
Gadhimai Temple
Gadhimai Municipality is located in Nepal
Gadhimai Municipality
Gadhimai Municipality
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°07′57″N 84°57′27″E / 27.13250°N 84.95750°E / 27.13250; 84.95750Coordinates: 27°07′57″N 84°57′27″E / 27.13250°N 84.95750°E / 27.13250; 84.95750
Country Nepal
Development Region Central
Zone Narayani Zone
District Bara District
Elevation 116 m (381 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 83,367
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal Code 44417

Gadhimai is a municipality in Bara District in the Narayani Zone of south-eastern Nepal. It lies in the Central Development Region. It was established on 18 May 2014 by merging Pipara Simara, Jitpur Bhawanipur, Chhata Pipra, Phattepur, Dumbarwana Village Development Committees.[1][2]

The municipality is named after the famous Gadhimai Temple where historically thousands of animals have been slaughtered for sacrifice during the Gadimai Festival, most recently in 2014. In the future animal sacrifice has been banned, and the temple director Ram Chandra Shah has declared the next festival will be a "momentous celebration of life."[3][4]

It is situated about 5 km south of Simara and about 13 km north of Birganj. This place is famous for the buffalo market that has its history since about 1960 A.D. Once, this place was one of the richest VDCs in Nepal. At the time of the 2015 Nepal census it had a population of 83,367.[5]

Dumbarwana is located on the north east corner of the municipality. It's the center of agriculture. Special economic zone is under pipeline which will bring the socioeconomic changes in these communities. Protection is the sugar mill land has been a burning issue. Dumbarwana has its own college, high schools and cooperatives. It has been developing as an educational, agricultural, socioeconomic hubs in Bara district. Development of a community hospital is a growing demand of the local communities.


  1. ^ "72 new municipalities announced". My Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Government announces 72 new municipalities". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Ram Chandra, Shah. "Gadhimai Temple Trust Chairman, Mr Ram Chandra Shah, on the decision to stop holding animal sacrifices during the Gadhimai festival:" (PDF). Humane Society International. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Meredith, Charlotte (29 July 2015). "Thousands of Animals Have Been Saved in Nepal as Mass Slaughter Is Cancelled". Vice News. Vice Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 

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