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Mahendranagar is a town in Chhireswornath Municipality of Dhanusa District in the Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal. The formerly Village Development Committee was converted into municipality merging along with existing VDCs Ramdaiya, Sakhuwa Mahendranagar, Hariharpur and Digambarpur on 18 May 2014. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 10,209 persons living in 1916 individual households. Mahendranagar acts as bridge between Dhalkebar and Janakpur. Basically it is popular for its largest cattle market in the Nepal. It is assumed that 65% of cattle for e.g. buffalo, goats in Kathamandu valley are brought from here.
Banks and financial institutions
Mahendranagar has branches of commercial banks and Co-operative Organization.
- Kumari Bank Limited
- Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited
- Sahayogi Bikash Bank Limited
- Machhapuchchhre Bank
- Aarniko Development Bank
Many Co-operative organization are based in Mahendranagar. Mahalakshi, Laxman rekha, Khusiyali, jaiSi baba, Upyogi Co-operative organization provive Loan and Saving Facilities. They concentrate loan to poor people without any deposit.
Different private schools are opened here for quality education. Most of them are residential English and Nepali medium schools.D R S K Secondary English Boarding, Saraswati English Boarding School.Gangotri Secondary English Boarding School ,New Parijat Educational Academy, Gyan Mandir Boarding, D.R.S.K Academy and Pragati Shishu Sadan are also famous school of Chhireswor Municipality. Chhireswor Janta Higher Secondary School is the oldest Educational institute of Chhireshwor Municipality. Here is also Government School, which provides free education facilities.This school also Provide Dress to all the Students.
There are two Colleges in Chhireswornath Municipality. Chhireswor Janta Bahumukhi Campus is the oldest campus of chhireswarnath Municipality. Gangotri Campus is another Campus at Chhireswornath Municipality which is recently commenced.
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Chhireswornath has one movie theater that is Luv Kush.Periodically stage shows, concerts and plays are occasionally organized by the local clubs and organizations. People here enjoys a lot during some festivals like Holi , Tihar , Deepawali , Dashain , etc.
Geography and climate
Chhireswarnath is located in the Terai, forested and marshy terrain at the base of the Himalaya mountain range. The major rivers surrounding are Aurahi, Jalad. Chhireswornath Municipality is famous for its temples(Shiv temple).
One can see all the six seasons in Chhireswornath. Basant ritu (Spring - February/March), Grisma ritu (Summer - April/May/June), Barsha ritu (Rainy - July/August), Sharad ritu (Autumn - September/October), Hemanta ritu (Autumn-winter - November/December), Shishir ritu (Winter - December/January).
The best time to visit in Chhireswar is from September to March as the weather is pleasant and several festivals fall during this period.
Chhireswornath has several hotels and restaurants which offer food and accommodation. These include Hotel Royal,Chaudhary Hotel,Sah Meat house, Hotel Namaste. There are also several cheaper lodges and Dharamsala (free accommodations) for pilgrims.
Dhanusha Kabadi Kho-Kho Academy: One of the sport organization in the city and Covering the small area of Mahendranagar. Dhudmati Mai Yuwa Club: Helping the Young generation in the field of Sports and religion. The club organise the program like Chhath Puja,Jitmahan Mela, Cricket Tournament etc. The club also organises the programs related to environment cleaning, health program for the dudhamatti.
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