Kurara

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Kurara
city
Kurara is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kurara
Kurara
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Kurara is located in India
Kurara
Kurara
Kurara (India)
Coordinates: 25°59′N 79°59′E / 25.98°N 79.98°E / 25.98; 79.98Coordinates: 25°59′N 79°59′E / 25.98°N 79.98°E / 25.98; 79.98
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Hamirpur
Founded by Still unknown
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,480
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP
Website knowmanu.webnode.in
For the tree with the same name, see Acacia tetragonophylla

Kurara is a town and a nagar panchayat in Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Kurara had a population of 13,408. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kurara has an average literacy rate of 83.89%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90.56%, and female literacy is 72.23%. In Kurara, 12.60% of the population is under 6 years of age. In Kurara (NP), most of the (NP)rs are from Schedule Caste (SC). Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 38.24% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.10% of total population in Kurara (NP). Out of total population, 4,205 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 3,607 were males while 598 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 4205 working population, 69.77% were engaged in Main Work while 30.23% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work. A huge jungle of thorney trees like babool also there in jamuna belt

Kurara is also known as a centre for Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Gaytri Parivaar in Hamirpur District. Bhuiyan Rani Mandir is also situated at Jalokhar(Kurara).

General[edit]

  • Seismicity: No earthquake has been observed in the district during the last 200 years. The district has experienced a few earthquakes originating in the Himalayan boundary fault zone, the Moradabad fault and the Narmada Tapti fault zones.
  • Climate: The climate of the district is characterised by an intensely hot summer, and a pleasant cold season . The summer season from March to about middle of June is followed by the south-west monsoon season from mid-June to the end of September. October and first half of November constitute the post-monsoon period. The cold season is from mid-November to February.
  • Temperature: May and the beginning of June are generally the hottest period of the year and maximum temperature in May is about 43 °C and minimum about 28 °C. The heat during the summer is intense. The maximum temperature on individual days sometimes reaches 48 °C or more. During the cold season minimum temperature sometimes drops down to about 2 or 3 °C.

History[edit]

From very early Kurara was known for his bravery and courage It is said that Raja Hamirdev, King of Hamirpur Raja Hamiir dev was got stuck in a very revalian war and asked gaur thakurs of kurara for help Kurara and eventually with their help he won that war. A Vijay Pataka ( Jhanda) was given by he king as a symbol of victory to gaur thakurs of kurara and from that day onwards every year on the day after holi A Vijay Pataka and A Rath of Lord Ram & Lakshamana with lots of other jhankiis are being transported from Ramlila Maidan to Jhanda Talab with huge mob following it in remembrance of victory of King.

During British colonial rule Kurara was served as a staying point of British officials of the area as the kothi or to say rest house build by them is still here and currently is in use of irrigation department.

Schools[edit]

1- Dr. V.N. Singh Bundelkhad Education Academy kurara

2.Bharti shishu mandir poorv madhymik vidhyalay

3.Jagannath Vidya mandir

4.Gurukulam Public School

5.Shri Ram Krishna Mahavidyalaya

6.Sanskrita Mahavidhyalaya

7.Shri Naubhara Mahavidhyalaya

8. Govt. High School

9.kasturba inter college

10. Vidya Mandir Junior High School

11..Shri Bhuri Devi Mahila Mahavidhyala

12..Bal vidya mandir kurara 13. Saraswati shishu mandir Kurara 14. R.N Gurukulam

Places of interest[edit]

There are lots of visitable places in Kurara; some of them are listed below.

1.Bhagat talab temple[edit]

Bhagat talab temple is of Lord Hanuman. This temple is more than 200 years old. It has a very alluring pond and cremation ground near it. This temple is in the outskirts of the town, and a perfect place foe them who wants some peace of mind and sole and wants to spend there some time in spiritual and divine harmony and peace, and this is a very good place for morning and evening walk.

2.Mandi Mandir[edit]

This is a very remarkable temple of lord shiva, situates inside the Galla Mandi premises, This is a perfect place for persons who loves Bird watching especially our national bird peacock as you will find a plenty of them here and some other beautiful birds like coccku blue bail and lots others.

3.Hanuman Gadhi[edit]

This is a temple of lord hanuman, and estimately 100 years old and it situates near the house of well renowned doctor of this area Dr.G.C Dwivedi, Swami ji who lives here in this temple as the main priest and caretaker of this temple organises a huge fair, rahasleela and yagyn every year

4.kothi[edit]

It was basically a rest hose build during the very early period of British colonial rule in India, currently serves as an office for irrigation department, this is a very beautiful building surrounded by treas of amaltash and Rosewood.

References[edit]

  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.