Manpur, Bihar

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Manpur
मानपुर
Manpur
town
Nickname(s): Manchester of Eastern India
Manpur is located in Bihar
Manpur
Manpur
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°49′N 85°02′E / 24.82°N 85.03°E / 24.82; 85.03Coordinates: 24°49′N 85°02′E / 24.82°N 85.03°E / 24.82; 85.03
Country  India
State Bihar
District Gaya
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body Nagar Palika
Languages
 • Official Magadhi/magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 823003
Telephone code 0631
Nearest city Gaya
Lok Sabha constituency Gaya Town
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gaya Town, Wazirganj

Manpur is a block in Gaya District, India. The town is known for its handlooms and railroad tie factory. It is situated on the banks of the Phalgu river. It is a country town where the people from the remote villages do their shopping. The main market is known as Manpur Bazaar. The main occupation of the people are business and handloom weaving. It is sometimes referred as mini-Kanpur by people of nearby villages and towns.

Patwatoli, a muhalla in Manpur, has produced 58 Indian Institutes of Technology entrants between 1996 and 2011.[1]

Pehani mohalla has the largest]] population in Manpur. There are three mosques situated in Pehani. It is also known for production of Agarbatti (the Cottage Industry). Manpur junction is present nearby the block.

The Manpur is also famous for Diwali as here hundreds of statues of Lordess Laxmi, Lord Ganesha and Lordess Saraswati is worshiped and decorated.There is also a very ancient temple of Lord Sun in Manpur named as Surya Mandir. Which is situated on the bank of a very fine Pond. The Surya Mandir was established around 400 years ago by Raja Man Singh, army chief of the greatest Mughal Emperor Akbar as well as king of Amber. Actually hole Manpur is also established by Raja Mansingh during his compaign to destroy Bengal riots. In Patwatoli near the Shiv Mandir, Semraj Ram Park, Durga Asthan and at the Ganj mohalla has the highest amount of powerlooms installed.There are almost 2000- 3000 powerlooms set up. People of all over Manpur come out of their houses in Diwali to see the very well decorated statues. In Diwali, idol of a club is famous and the club name is "MAA BADAULAT CLUB"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tradition alive and kicking". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 26, 2011.