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Kundesar is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Kundesar is located in India
Kundesar (India)
Coordinates: 25°36′04″N 83°48′29″E / 25.6011648°N 83.8080417°E / 25.6011648; 83.8080417Coordinates: 25°36′04″N 83°48′29″E / 25.6011648°N 83.8080417°E / 25.6011648; 83.8080417
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code05493
Vehicle registrationUP-61
Distance from New Delhi890 kilometres (550 mi) NW (land)
Distance from Mumbai1,552 kilometres (964 mi) SW (land)
Distance from Chennai1,892 kilometres (1,176 mi) SE (land)
Distance from Kolkata715 kilometres (444 mi) (land)
ClimateCfa (Köppen)
Precipitation980 millimetres (39 in)
Avg. annual temperature32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. summer temperature33.0 °C (91.4 °F)
Avg. winter temperature05 °C (41 °F)

Kundesar is a village in Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh. Its population is 3141, per the 2011 Census.[3] Having a history of five hundred years, this village has rich heritage of the Kinwar clan. Kundesar has got special mention in the gazetteers of Ghazipur since 1781.[4] Kundesar is situated on the GhazipurPatna National Highway 19.


Kundesar was established by Raja Bhairav Shah’s eldest grandson Taluqdar Babu Madhav Rai in the year 1507 A.D on the bank of river Ganga.[5][6] In the fifth generation of Raja Mulhan Dikshit, Raja Bhairo Shah was the last person who migrated from Sahamadih to Gondaur and built a fort. As per the genealogical records Kashyap gotriya 'Kinwar' Dikshit warrior family uprooted Cheru tribal rulers from Gadhipuri and the surrounding area after a series of battles fought for Gahadavalas. Dikshit Brahmins and Gahadvalas both came to Kannauj from Dakshinapatha. In an edict of Gahadavala King Chandradeva, it is mentioned that he got hold of Gadhipuri near the holy city of Kashi with the help of Brahmin warriors.[7] Leading role of 'Mulhan Dikshit' in the Gahadvala military campaign is described in ‘Sri pothi bansauri’ in details.[8] As a goodwill gesture Gahadvala King conferred him the title of ‘Raja’ along with a grant of seven hundred villages across Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia and Ghazipur districts.[9] Later on the clan flourished in three main branches i.e. Birpur, Narayanpur-Kundesar and Karimuddinpur.[10]

In British raj Kudesar's Babu Girija Prasad Narayan Singh's estate consisted 37 shares in Mohammadabad paragana and one in Zahurabad, with an area of approximately 2,000 acres and a revenue demand of Rs. 3,028.[11]

Kundesar has produced illustrious people like Babu Hari Narayan Singh, Babu Siddheshwar Prasad Singh. Vijay Shankar Singh, Virendra Narayan Singh, Shri Murli Manohar Singh, Dr. Krisna Murari Singh and Dr. Anand Shankar Singh. Babu Hari Narayan Singh was a renowned wrestler who killed a man-eater (lion) fighting without any weapon.[12] Babu Siddheshwar Prasad Singh was a renowned socialist leader of his time.[13] Vijay Shankar Singh represented Mohammedabad assembly constituency since 1952, till 1985 as Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA), continuously, with a gap of one term in between. He was A lawyer by profession.[14]V.N. Singh, IPS was Commissioner of Police, Delhi from May,1998 to June,1999.[15][16] Dr. K.M. Singh is working as Director Extension Education at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. He has served in several responsible position in ICAR before the current responsibility.[17] Dr. Anand Shankar Singh is currently working as member secretary of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).[18]


Though a number of people from this village have been in government services earning laurels to the village, agriculture is the main source of income and livelihood for the majority of the residents. Nearly all type of food grains which are cultivated in eastern UP are also produced here, popular crops include wheat, paddy and potatoes, though other crops such as mustard, lentils, grams are also produced in large quantities, the village has privately owned rice mills and oil mills. Farmers often sell their products either in the local market or in the anaj mandi (government food grains store house) located in Yusufpur. Farming is done with semi modern and semi classical techniques, tractors electrical water pumping sets are used for farming but bigger machines like harvesters are also used in the village.[19]

Language and culture[edit]

The language spoken by majority in the village is a mix of Bhojpuri and Hindi, though Urdu has also a great influence on it. Culturally the area is much influenced by Varanasi which is a major cultural center nearby. On the occasion of Kartik Purnima a fair i.e. 'Chatani Dadari Mela' is held by the villagers every year.

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  1. ^ "Kundesar Pin Code, Kundesar, Ghazipur Map, Latitude and Longitude, Uttar Pradesh". Indiamapia.com. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Pincode: Kundesar, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh | Post Office address Kundesar, Uttar Pradesh". IndiaPinCode.in. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Sub_Districts_Master". Censusindia.gov.in. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  4. ^ Historical and Statistical Memoir of the Ghazeepoor District from 1781 A.D., Wilton Oldham, 1876 , Allahabad North-Western Provinces Govt. Press Publication
  5. ^ Kinwar Vanshawali, Kashi Nagari Pracharini Sabha, Varanasi
  6. ^ Evolution and Spatial Organization of Clan Settlements (1986), S. H. Ansari, Concept Publishing Company
  7. ^ The History of the Gāhaḍavāla Dynasty, Roma Niyogi, Oriental Book Agency, 1959
  8. ^ Kinwar Vanshawali, Kashi Nagari Pracharini Sabha, Varanasi
  9. ^ Evolution and Spatial Organization of Clan Settlements (1986), S. H. Ansari, Concept Publishing Company
  10. ^ Historical and Statistical Memoir of the Ghazeepoor District from 1781 A.D., Wilton Oldham, 1876 , Allahabad North-Western Provinces Govt. Press Publication
  11. ^ District Gazetteers of United Provinces of Agra Oudh, H.R. Nevill,ICS, Government Press, United Provinces, 1909
  12. ^ The Last Wrestlers : A Far Flung Journey in Search of a Manly Art, Ebury Publishing, London, United Kingdom, Marcus Trowe
  13. ^ "याद किए गए सिद्धेश्वर राय Amar Ujala".
  14. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Mohammadabad Assembly Constituency". Shri Murli Manohar Singh, son of Shri Kedar Narayan Singh is a Retired government servant. He is a Post graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and retired at the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India.
  16. ^ Commissioner of Police, Delhi
  17. ^ "Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur".
  18. ^ "Directory of Officers, ICHR".
  19. ^ Gazetteers of Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh Government Press, Lucknow, 1981

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