Phulwari Sharif

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Phulwari Sharif
Urban
Phulwari Sharif is located in Bihar
Phulwari Sharif
Phulwari Sharif
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079
Country India
StateBihar
DistrictPatna district
UAPatna
Government
 • BodyPhulwari Sharif Nagar Parishad
Area
 • Total6.48 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total81,740
 • Density13,000/km2 (33,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMagadhi, Urdu, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitepatna.nic.in

Phulwari Sharif is a notified area in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. The current metro plan of Patna has one route in Phulwari Sharif. The civilization of the city dates back to the days of inception of the Sufi culture in India. Phulwari Sharif had been frequented by most Sufi saints of that period. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Patna is located in Phulwari Sharif.

Urbanisation has taken over Phulwari Sharif and now it is the most populated area of Patna.

Geography[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located at 25°34′39″N 85°04′46″E / 25.57749°N 85.079361°E / 25.57749; 85.079361

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Phulwari Sharif
Religion Percent
Hindus
75.60%
Muslims
23.40%
Others
1%

As of 2011 India census,[2] Phulwari Sharif had a population of 81,740. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Phulwari Sharif has an average literacy rate of 79.46%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83.82%, and female literacy is 74.61%. In Phulwari Sharif, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

Mazar of Hazrat Makhdoom Rasti, Khanqah Mujeebia, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Sangi Masjid and Imarat Sharia has a long religious history that is intensely attached with the birth and development of the Sufi culture in India. The Sufi saints of the ancient times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social, and cultural developments, and Phulwari Sharif was one such region where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and toleration and the same can be feel here in the atmosphere, people of all religions respect each others.

The Shahi Sangi Masjid bears relics of the rich architectural past of the region. Built in red sandstone by the Mughal Emperor Humayun and is the one of the oldest mosque of Phulwari Sharif. The mosque is one of the main attraction for tourists. Near the mosque there is a shrine [Tomb] of Khwaja Emaduddin Qalandar. Also it is known as Lal Miyan ki Dargah. Every Year on 29-Dhu al-Hijjah there is an Urs at the Mazar of Shah Makhdoom Rasti Rahmatullah Allaih and disciple from all over India came here to tribute and get spiritual satisfaction.

Phulwari Sharif has been known for communal harmony.

Transport[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is well connected to other cities of India through rail-road network.

Road[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located on NH 98 on the Khagaul road in Patna.

Rail[edit]

Phulwari Sharif railway station connects the city to different part of the country through many passenger and express trains.

Airways[edit]

Lok Nayak Jaiprakash International Airport is nearby Phulwari Sharif which connects Patna to all other part of country.

Administration[edit]

Phulwari Sharif has turned into a prominent city and a notified area of the Patna. Under the plan of Greater Patna it will also come under Patna Municipal Corporation.

Politics[edit]

Shyam Rajak who is in Janata Dal United (JDU) and used to be in Rahstriya Janta Dal won the Phulwari seat (assembly constituency no. 188), reserved for scheduled castes, thrice after losing once to Rashtriya Janta Dal candidate. Representing Janata Dal in 1995 he defeated Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress. Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress won the seat thrice, defeating Vidyanand Vikal of IPF in 1990, and Dashrath Paswan of CPI in 1985 and 1980. Ram Prit Paswan of Janata Party defeated Dasrath Paswan of CPI in 1977.[3]The Phulwari assembly constituency is part of Pataliputra (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Colonies and Villages[edit]

  • Haroon Nagar
  • Aman Colony
  • Naya Tola
  • Almizan Nagar
  • Roy chowk
  • karbla
  • kisan colony
  • federal Colony
  • Saidana Mohallah
  • Chand Colony
  • Maqdoom Rasti Colony
  • Purnendu Nagar
  • Birla Colony
  • New Millat Colony
  • Qazi Nagar
  • Fiya Colony
  • Nohsa
  • Maulana Azad Nagar
  • Sabajpura
  • Fiya Town Square
  • Hadaspura
  • Alba Colony
  • Mahatwana Mohalla
  • Bauli
  • Isapur
  • Khanqah Mohalla
  • Milkiana Mohalla
  • Sayedana Mohalla
  • VIP Colony Khanqah
  • Vrindavan Colony
  • Ekta Nagar
  • khalilpura
  • Rahmat colony
  • Minhaj Nagar
  • Imam colony
  • Adrash Nagar Colony
  • Algayas Nagar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SERIES-11 PART XII-B DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK PATNA" (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations, Bihar. censusindia.gov.in. p. 41. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "193 - Phulwari (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "General Election 2009 Assembly constituencies". Pataliputra. India elections.co.in. Retrieved 20 May 2009.