Kailashahar

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Kailashahar
Town
Kailashahar is located in Tripura
Kailashahar
Kailashahar
Kailashahar is located in India
Kailashahar
Kailashahar
Coordinates: 24°20′N 92°01′E / 24.33°N 92.02°E / 24.33; 92.02Coordinates: 24°20′N 92°01′E / 24.33°N 92.02°E / 24.33; 92.02
Country  India
State Tripura
District Unakoti
Population (2015)
 • Total 23,418
Languages
 • Official Bengali, Kokborok, Meitei, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 03824
Vehicle registration TR
Website www.kailashaharinfo.in
State of Tripura with four districts, roadways and small railway network

Kailashahar is an municipal council city, the headquarters of the Unakoti district in the Indian state of Tripura located along the Bangladesh border.

History[edit]

The Kailashahar was the ancient capital of the Tripuri kingdom.And The history of old Kailashahar is associated with Unakoti, a tourist place reputed for its 7th - 9th century AD stone and rock cut images. A Shiva disciple who started the Tripurabda (Tripuri Calendar), prayed for Lord Shiva in a village called Chhambulnagar on the banks of the river Mau. It is speculated that Chhambulnagar, which is mentioned in Rajmala, was situated near Unakoti Hill. The Prince prayed for Mahadeva in Unakoti. For this some people believe that the previous name of Kailashahar was Chhambulnagar. Some believers thought that Har (Shiva) resides in Kailash. Therefore the place was known as Kailash Har which was later on transformed to Kailashahar. A Tripura king named Adi-Dharmapha ruled here in 7th century. He performed a great yagna with much pomp and gaiety. The name Kailashahar found currency since that time.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2015 India census,[2] Kailasahar had a population of 23,418. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kailasahar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 79%. In Kailasahar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Kailashahar is connected to the rest of India mainly by road. The town also has an airport that is currently closed but will resume soon. The nearest rail connection is in Kumarghat.

People and Culture[edit]

There is not much population in kailashahar and many people are living in poverty but there also some that are very rich and some that live in foreign countries.It is mainly populated by Bishnupriya Manipuris.This tinsel town is the cultural pillar of Tripura from time immemorial.

Local Puja Festival[edit]

The main festival in Kailashahar is the durga puja festival that carries between September - October and is where all the kids, elderly and adults enjoy. The city of Kailashahar is also known for its bright festival of lights "Kali Puja". One of the biggest Kali Puja Pandals are hosted in this small city.

Religion[edit]

Hinduism is the dominant religion and there are many temples across the city of Kailashahar.

The religion Islam has also many followers and there is a mosque right next to the main bazaar.

Buddhism is also followed by many people.

Christianity is also a growing religion with the majority of the Christians among the native Tripuri people. Most of the Christians are of the Baptist denomination.

Education[edit]

This is a picture of RKSP ( Ram Krishna Shiksha Prathisthan)

Colleges:

Schools:

  • Goldharpur R.S.H.S. School
  • Kailashahar Government Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Kailashahar
  • Radha Kishore Institution
  • RamKrishna Shiksha Pratishthan
  • Netaji Vidyapith English Medium (H.S) School
  • Vidyanagar HS School

Nursery Schools[edit]

  • Children's Garden
  • Children's Blossom
  • Angel Kidz, Gobindapur, Kailashahar
  • Sishu Tirtha Nursery School

Places of interest[edit]

  • Unakoti
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple
  • 14 Deities Temple or Choudoo Devotar Mandir, Rangauti

Politics[edit]

Kailashahar assembly constituency is part of Tripura East (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNAKOTI SCULPTURES : A BEWITCHING TOURISTS’ ATTRACTION
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Tripura. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-08. Retrieved 2008-10-08.