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Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges
Ganges
in the Indian state
Indian state
of Bihar. It is the 3rd largest city of Bihar
Bihar
and also the headquarters of Bhagalpur district
Bhagalpur district
and Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
division. Known as Silk City, it is a major educational, commercial, and political centre, and listed for development under the Smart City program, a joint venture between Government and industry. The Gangetic plains surrounding the city are very fertile and the main crops include rice, wheat, maize, barley, and oilseeds. The river is home to the Gangetic dolphin, the National Aquatic Animal of India,[3] and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
is established near the town.

Contents

1 History 2 Economy

2.1 Industry

3 Education 4 Smart City proposal 5 Demography 6 Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Gangetic Dolphin
Dolphin
Sanctuary 7 Garuda
Garuda
(greater adjutant) 8 Vikrasmshila Mahavidyalaya 9 Mandar Parvat (Hill) 10 Kuppa Ghat 11 Ajgaivinath Temple Sultanganj 12 Budhanath Temple 13 Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Temple 14 Khanqah e Shahbazia 15 Transport 16 Climate 17 Media 18 Notable people from Bhagalpur 19 Adjacent boundaries 20 See also 21 References 22 External links

History[edit]

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The name Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
is etymologically derived from Bhagdatpuram (meaning city of Good Luck), as it was called during the flourishing period of the Anga
Anga
Kingdom. Bhagdatpuram, as per Hindu
Hindu
mythological texts, was the place where the gods (devtas) and demons (asuras) churned the ocean to procure elixir (amrit). It is believed that the serpent, Vasuki, offered to serve as the rope for the churning. An impression of the coil is faintly visible on Mount Mandara, a granite hill situated along the national highway between Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
and Dumka. It is believed that Panchjanya, the conch shell used in the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
was discovered here in the "Shankh Kund". The Puranas
Puranas
also refer to this hill. It is said that Vishnu
Vishnu
covered the demon Madhu under the hill after defeating him to death. Kalidasa's Kumarasambhava refers to the foot marks of Vishnu
Vishnu
on the slopes of Mount Mandara. The hill is replete with relics of bygone ages. Apart from inscriptions and statues, there are numerous rock cut sculptures depicting various images of Hindu
Hindu
Gods. The hill is equally revered by the Jains
Jains
who believe that their 12th Tirthankara
Tirthankara
attained nirvana at the summit. The area around Mandara Hill is laced with a landscape of extraordinary splendour. The 800 feet high granite hill is a sight to see during daylight. It is a popular picnic spot for people living in the area.

Vish-Hari Puja in Bhagalpur.

References to Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
can be found in Hindu
Hindu
epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
where Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
has been described as the kingdom of Anga. Ancient cave sculptures from Emperor Ashoka's reign, from 274 to 232 BC are found in the neighbourhood and at Sultangunj, 20 km west of Bhagalpur, a temple from the Gupta period still exists in Bhagalpur. The tomb of Suja, brother of Moghul emperor Aurangzeb, in the heart of the town is reminiscent of the town's association with the Mughal period. The city was referred to as one of the largest trading centres in India
India
by the 7th century Chinese travellers Xuanzang
Xuanzang
and Faxian. At that time the city had a large harbour at Champanagar, now known as Champanala on the Ganges
Ganges
which flows through the western boundary of the present city near Nathnagar. Many boats and coins of the Middle and Far East
Far East
were collected during archaeological excavations carried out during the 1970s. The ruins of ancient Vikramashila
Vikramashila
Mahavihara
Mahavihara
are located 44 km east of Bhagalpur. The royal university ranks next to Nalanda, and owes its origin to Dharmapala, the devout Pala king who called himself Paramasaugata (chief worshipper of the Buddha) and was a great patron of Mahayana
Mahayana
Buddhism. It was the medieval centre for the conservation and propagation of Buddhist education, established at the end of the 8th century. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
formed a part of the ancient Sanskrit kingdom of Anga, said to be ruled by king Karna
Karna
of Mahabharata
Mahabharata
who was well known for his charity. In later times it was included in the powerful Hindu
Hindu
kingdom of Magadha, or Behar, and in the 7th century it was an independent state, with the city of Champa as its capital. Afterwards it formed a part of the Mohammedan Kingdom of Gaur, West Bengal, and was subsequently subjugated by Akbar, who declared it to be a part of the Delhi
Delhi
empire. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
passed to the East India
India
Company by the grant of the emperor Shah Alam II
Shah Alam II
in 1765. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
was one of the most important trade centres in Bengal Presidency
Bengal Presidency
during the British rule in India. A notable event in 1989 were the clashes between Muslims
Muslims
and Hindus which left more than 1000 dead, mostly Muslims
Muslims
1989 Bhagalpur violence. The violence was ignited after a Hindu
Hindu
religious procession came under bomb attack. Over the next few weeks, organised mobs of thousands would burn over 250 villages down, and mass killings would take place across the district. The 1995 Riots Inquiry Commission Report by Justices Ram Chandra Prasad Sinha and S Shamsul Hasan blamed the administration, the press and the police for disseminating false information in an already communalised situation. Economy[edit] Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
has been associated with the silk industry for hundreds of years, and famous all over India
India
for its Tussar Silk
Tussar Silk
& Bhagalpuri Saree. Silkworms are employed to produce the renowned Tussar Silk
Tussar Silk
from which Tussar Saree
Tussar Saree
is manufactured. The Silk Institute and Agricultural University are located in the city. However, due to the industrial revolution, large portions of the silk business, based on the handloom were affected. Industry[edit] The thermal power plant at NTPC Kahalgaon
NTPC Kahalgaon
in Kahalgaon
Kahalgaon
falls under Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
district. The largest industrial belt of the district is Barari industrial Area, with Kahalgaon
Kahalgaon
industrial Area being equally important. The Government of India
India
has established a Hand-loom
Hand-loom
park. A food park has been established by private entrepreneurs. Education[edit]

Tilka Manjhi
Tilka Manjhi
Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
University Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
College of Engineering Bihar
Bihar
Agricultural University Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhagalpur St. Joseph's School, Bhagalpur Delhi
Delhi
Public School, Bhagalpur Mount Assisi School Mount Carmel School, Barari Saint teresa school, Bhagalpur D.A.V Public School, Bhagalpur

Smart City proposal[edit] See also: Smart Cities Mission This is an ambitious project which has no firm start date. The company which drafted the proposal, Ecroys India
India
Private Limited, is keen to start, but funds are slow in coming. The proposal focuses on a 19-point agenda. These include:

mobile and e-governance river-front development market development recreation facility better public transport system de-congestion of roads and improved vehicular movement facility for pedestrians 24/7 water supply improved sewerage and drainage door-to-door garbage collection creation of a vending zone

Demography[edit]

Religions in Bhagalpur[4]

Religion

Percent

Hindus

69.92%

Muslims

29.05%

Christians

0.29%

Jains

0.21%

Others†

0.51%

Distribution of religions †Includes Sikhs (0.04%), Buddhists (0.01%).

See also: List of cities in Bihar As of the 2011 India
India
census,[5] Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
town has a population of 410,210, while the district as a whole has a population of 3 million. It is the 3rd largest city in Bihar
Bihar
in terms of urban population. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
has an average literacy rate of 81.16%, while the male literacy rate is 85.38% with women at 76.31%. Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Gangetic Dolphin
Dolphin
Sanctuary[edit]

Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Gangetic Dolphin
Dolphin
Sanctuary[6] is famous for Gangetic dolphins, locally called as sonse. The Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary was established to protect the endangered Gangetic dolphins. This is the only sanctuary in Asia for the conservation of Gangetic dolphins. Once found easily in Ganga, today only 1500 Gangetic dolphins are left in the world. Half of them can be found at the Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Gangetic Dolphin
Dolphin
Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the river Ganga
Ganga
from Sultanganj
Sultanganj
to Kahalgaon. Gangetic dolphins are the major attraction of the sanctuary. Vikramshila
Vikramshila
is one of the few dolphin tourism spots in India. Take the boat ride in the 50 km stretch of the Vikramshila sanctuary and you will definitely come across several Gangetic dolphins in the region. For dolphin sightings the best time to visit Vikramshila
Vikramshila
Sanctuary is June and October. There is other wildlife at the Vikramshila. several species of freshwater turtles, waterfowl, otter and Gavialis gangeticus. Garuda
Garuda
(greater adjutant)[edit]

Greater adjutant

World's Second Largest Rescue and Rehabilitation Area for Garuda
Garuda
is Bhagalpur. In Indian mythology, Garuda
Garuda
is considered the vahana or carrier of the god Vishnu. The mythical Garuda
Garuda
is staging a comeback - only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and breeding in Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
district, their number has increased over sixfold - from 78 to over 500.[7] Worldwide its population is about 1200-1300. They live in only three places; one is Cambodia
Cambodia
and other two are in India. In Cambodia, the garuda population is about 150, in Assam
Assam
the garuda population is about 650, and in the Bhagalpur district
Bhagalpur district
(around Kadwa Diyara, a place nearby Naugachia) the garuda population is about 500.[8] Loss of nesting habitat and feeding sites through drainage, pollution and disturbance, together with hunting and egg collection, caused a massive dip in the population of the species. First spotted the Garuda birds nesting and breeding in 2007 on a silk cotton tree near a village in the Ganga-Diara area in Bhagalpur. In May 2006, 42 birds were seen by the Mandar Nature Club team for the first time. Prior to this, the species had never been seen in Bihar
Bihar
during its breeding period. The garuda, biologically known as greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius), is classified as endangered on the IUCN
IUCN
Red List 2004 of threatened species and listed under Schedule IV of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. This huge stork has a naked pink head, a very thick yellow bill and a low-hanging neck pouch. The neck ruff is white. The bird looks like a vulture. Other than the pale grey edge on each wing, the rest of the greater adjutant's body is dark grey. Juveniles have a narrower bill, thicker down on the head and neck, and entirely dark wings. A Garuda
Garuda
bird measures 145–150 cm (about three feet) in length and four to five feet in height.[9] Vikrasmshila Mahavidyalaya[edit]

The Main stupa at the centre

Vikramashila
Vikramashila
Mahavidyalaya, 38 km from Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
ranks next to Nalanda
Nalanda
and owes its origin to Dharmapala
Dharmapala
(770-810 AD), the devout Pala king who loved to call himself Paramasaugata (chief worshipper of the Buddha)and was a great patron of Mahayana
Mahayana
Buddhism. Dharmapala
Dharmapala
was impressed by two things which prompted him to establish Vikramshila. Firstly, the rocky hillock anchored around the confluence of Kosi and Ganga
Ganga
at Vateshwarasthan was not only a scenic attraction but a popular tantric site as evident from the presence of a Kali temple (instead of Parvati's) in front of Shiva
Shiva
temple, besides various other caves and rock cut sculptures dating back to the 6th or 7th century AD. Secondly, the place was associated with pilgrimage due to Uttarvahini Ganga
Ganga
which drew large crowds during Varsavardhana. Unlike Nalanda, sources of information on Vikramashila
Vikramashila
is confined to Tibetan texts and they make us believe that Dharmapala
Dharmapala
in his earlier birth was an accomplished acharya, Kampilya, who had attained siddhi or perfection in Mahayana
Mahayana
mudra mysticism here and was determined to build a monastery one day. Mandar Parvat (Hill)[edit]

Sagar Manthan

Mandar Parvat (Hill) is roughly 700 feet high. It is situated about 30 miles south of the Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
town in Bihar. There is an eastern railway line connecting Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
with Mandar Hill. Mandar Hill station is about three miles from Mandar Hill. There is also an all- weather road that connects Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
with Dumka. Amrit Manthana or Samudra manthan
Samudra manthan
which suggests that the hill was used by the gods to churn the ocean to procure amrit. The serpent, Basukinaga offered to serve as the rope and has left behind an impression of the coil on the granite hill. It is believed that panchjanya, the conch shell used in Mahabharat
Mahabharat
War, was discovered here in the Sank kund. The puranas refer to various sacred places on the hill which is also believed to be the abode of Vishnu
Vishnu
under the title of Madhusudana or the destroyer of a demon called Madhu who was killed by Vishnu
Vishnu
and then covered by the Mandar hill. Kalidasa's Kumārasambhava refers to foot prints of Vishnu
Vishnu
on the slopes of Mandar. Besides inscriptions and statues, there are numerous rock cut sculptures depicting various Brahmanical images. The hill is equally revered by the Jains
Jains
who believe that their 12th Tirthankara
Tirthankara
attained nirvana here on the summit of the hill. At the salvation place on Mandar Hill, a grand Jain Mandar Hill Temple is erected. A pair of feet images (about 3000 years old) are installed there. There is a place where Lord Vasupujya
Vasupujya
attained Kevalgyan (supernatural knowledge) near the place of salvation. Three pairs of ancient feet images are installed here. Near the place of salvation, a beautiful cave temple is viewable with a 5-foot-tall standing idol.[10] Kuppa Ghat[edit]

Kuppaghat Ashram

The word 'Kuppa' means a tunnel or cave, and "Ghat" means place located on a river-bank. Accordingly, there is a cave at Kuppaghat which has been rendered famous and immortalised by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, the legendary exponent of Santmat.Kuppa Ghat
Ghat
is a place located on the banks of the holy river Ganges
Ganges
at Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. Maharshi Mehi
Maharshi Mehi
Ashram, Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
has, over the years, grown into a sacred pilgrimage for millions of followers of Santmat from India
India
and abroad. The auspicious occasions of the birth anniversary of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
and Maharshi Santsevi Paramhans, the successor of Maharshi Mehi, who also made this ashram his main camp and residence, and Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima
the ashram draw lakhs of devotees presenting a celebratory environment impregnated with piety. Maharshi Mehi
Maharshi Mehi
practised surat shabd yoga or the Yoga
Yoga
of Inner Sound for several months here in this cave and later constructed his ashram also; several yogis or spiritual aspirants can still be seen practising the Yoga
Yoga
of Inner Light & Sound in this dark cave completely insulated from the din & bustle and brightness of the outside world. Maharshi Mehi
Maharshi Mehi
Ashram blossomed under his dynamic leadership to become the national headquarters of Akhil Bharatiya Santmat-Satsang. It has an aesthetically laid out garden and orchard beautifully punctuated with sculptures, paintings and quotes having spiritual significance like a cottage showing Lord Rama
Rama
visiting great female devotee Shabri and killing of Jatayu, the vulture, at the hands of the demon king Ravana. According to some unconfirmed accounts, Lord Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha
is also said to have lived in this cave in one of his previous births. Maharshi Mehi
Maharshi Mehi
Ashram, Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
has, over the years, grown into a sacred pilgrimage for millions of followers of Santmat from India
India
and abroad. The auspicious occasions of the birth anniversary of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
and Maharshi Santsevi Paramhans, the successor of Maharshi Mehi, who also made this ashram his main camp and residence, and Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima
the ashram draw lakhs of devotees presenting a celebratory environment impregnated with piety. Ajgaivinath Temple Sultanganj[edit]

Ajgabinath

Ajgaivinath Temple is the one of the famous Indian Hindu
Hindu
Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
Shiva
situated in Sultanganj. It is believed that the deity of the temple is Swayambhu. Sultanganj
Sultanganj
is a place of great antiquity. It has been traditionally associated with Jahnu sage, whose ashram was a centre of learning and culture. Muni Ashram Jahnu in the rock protruding into the bed of the Ganges. Now the site has Ajgaivinath Shiva
Shiva
temple, also known as Gaibinath Mahadeo. The story is that of the Ganges
Ganges
on their way to the ocean in the Muni hismeditation interrupted by the fever of its currents. The wise man swallowed the river in one stroke. Bhagiratha
Bhagiratha
Muni intervened and once again let her out by making an incision in the thigh. That is why the Ganges
Ganges
also called Jahnavi. Sultanganj
Sultanganj
traditionally been part of a large state Anga. On the Day of the Mahabharata, Karna, the brother of the sixth five Pandavas, ruled Anga. The capital of Anga
Anga
was Champa. This Champanagar Champa is located three miles west of Bhagalpur. King Karna
Karna
had castles at Champa (currently Champanagar) and Jahnugiri (modern Sultanganj). Currently Champanagar, Karna
Karna
the castle site, is well known as Karnagarh. Karnagarh is practically part of the town of Bhagalpur. Budhanath Temple[edit] Spread over three acres Budhanath temple is located on the banks of the Uttarvahini Ganga
Ganga
(flowing from south to north) River. Being one of the oldest temples in the region, it witnesses influx of devotees throughout the year. It is about twenty minutes from the main town. Reference of Baba Budhanath can be found in Shiva
Shiva
Purana as Baba Bal Vridheshwarnath. Also, this name has been stated in the first segment of the eighth segments of Shiva
Shiva
Purana. The lingam of this place of worship is self-incarnated nevertheless as to when it come into being is still unknown. Idol of Ma Bhavani can be seen beside the Shivalinga or Lingam.[11] Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Temple[edit]

The tallest statue of Lord Vasupujya, Champapur

Champapur is an ancient and historic Teerth Kshetra of Jainsim. Champapur is the place where all the five Kalyanaks i.e., Garbha, Janam, Tapa, KevalGyan and Moksha Kalyanak of Bhagwan Vasupujya, the 12th Jain Teerthankar, have taken place. The Champapur was the capital of ‘ Anga
Anga
Janpada’. The Anga
Anga
Janpada was one of the 52 Janapada established by Adi Teerthankar Bhagwan Rishabh Deo. Champapur also existed as Mahajanapada
Mahajanapada
among the six Mahajanapadas during the time of Bhagwan Mahavira
Mahavira
Swami. The three Chaturmas of Bhagwan Mahavira
Mahavira
Swami during his Dikshakal, religious propagation centre of Anga-Banga-Magadh-Vaishali, test of modesty of Sati Subhadra and Anantmati, Aahardan to Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami by Sati Chandan Bala have taken place in Champapur. Champapur is also related to great stories of ‘origin of Harivansha, Shripal-Mainasundari, Shri Dharma Ghosh Muni, King Karna
Karna
of Mahabharata, King Mudrak and great architect Vishvakarman’.[12] The main temple of Champapur Siddha Kshetra is quite ancient (about 2500 years). This temple being symbolic of ‘Panch Kalyanaka’ is adorned with 5 altars, magnificent spire and 2 columns of fame. It is said that there were 4 ‘Columns of Fame (Keerti Stambha)’ which existed in four corners of the campus of the temple. Later on the 2 out of 4 were destroyed in the earthquake of year 1934 & repair (Jirnoddhar) of other 2 columns was done in 1938. The ‘Columns of Fame’ are about 2200 years ancient.[13] In 2014, the tallest statue of Bhagwan Vasupujya
Vasupujya
was built and donated by Smt Sona Devi Sethi Charitable Trust based at Dimapur, Nagaland. The statue is 31 feet in height, and the stone for the statue was brought all the way from Karnataka. The Panch Kalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsav of the statue was done from 27 February 2014 to 3 March 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Jain devotees from all across the world come and visit Champapur throughout the year. This majestic addition to the Champapur Digambar Jain Temple is attracting visitors from other beliefs as well. Khanqah e Shahbazia[edit] The world renowned Khanqah e Shahbazia is situated in Maulanachak locality near Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
railway station. Every Thursday there is a mass congregation of people from all faiths to request spiritual blessings. Visitors mainly come from the eastern part of India
India
and from neighbouring countries including Bangladesh. This mosque was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
Aurangzeb
and was often visited by the emperor to get blessings from the Sufi shrine of Shahbaz Rahmuttallah. Shahbaz Rahmuttallah was considered one of the sacred 40 Sufis who was sent to spread the message of Allah to the masses. He is often considered sacred as per Barelvi sect of Islam. Also water content of the inside pond from this mosque has some medicinal benefits as per believer, especially as a cure from snake bite. Also it is good to be stated that Archaeological Survey of India
India
has found some valuable manuscripts from the basement of this Khanqah dating back to the Mughal era. The gaddinashin of this khanqah often guides local masses on various issues and has a privilege of wide acceptance and spiritual influence throughout the area. He has a special privilege that he will never be booked in any case as per the law of land.[clarification needed] Transport[edit]

Vikramshila
Vikramshila
setu, Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
city has approximately 200 km of roads. The transport system is good with, Auto, Taxi and cycle rickshaw easily available. In the city area around 10,000 autos, 500 private taxis and 200 buses are on the road. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
is well connected to major cties of Patna, Kolkata, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Munger, Gaya...etc. by various National Highway and State Highways.

Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
Railway Junction at night

Bhagalpur Junction
Bhagalpur Junction
railway station is situated on the Khana- Quil loop line which serves Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
with numerous trains. It is the 3rd busiest line in Bihar. About 40 pair Express and 10 pair passenger train go from this line. Bhagalpur Junction
Bhagalpur Junction
is A1 grade Railway station. It is the Highest revenue earner in the Malda Rail Division and third major railway station of Eastern Railway after Howrah
Howrah
and Sealdah. Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ajmer, Kanpur, Patna, Guwahati, Surat, and Munger
Munger
and other cities. In the Rail Budget of 2008, Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
was upgraded as a Railway Division. New rail lines are under construction, from Sultanganj
Sultanganj
to Deoghar, Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
to Dumka, Bhagalpur- Godda
Godda
via Hanshdiya, and Banka to Deoghar. It is also the originating station for many superfast and express trains. The number of platform was increased from 3 to 6. Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
City (Avg. High-Low - 2000-2012) (Record High-Low - 2015)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 25 (77) 32 (90) 38 (100) 40 (104) 42 (108) 44 (111) 37 (99) 37 (99) 37 (99) 37 (99) 33 (91) 30 (86) 44 (111)

Average high °C (°F) 17 (63) 18 (64) 23 (73) 20 (68) 27 (81) 24 (75) 25 (77) 27 (81) 19 (66) 20 (68) 18 (64) 17 (63) 21.3 (70.3)

Average low °C (°F) 10 (50) 11 (52) 16 (61) 16 (61) 23 (73) 23 (73) 22 (72) 24 (75) 21 (70) 24 (75) 17 (63) 14 (57) 18.4 (65.2)

Record low °C (°F) 08 (46) 08 (46) 12 (54) 20 (68) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 17 (63) 16 (61) 06 (43) 6 (43)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 9 (0.35) 15 (0.59) 45 (1.77) 0 (0) 66 (2.6) 72 (2.83) 147 (5.79) 150 (5.91) 243 (9.57) 111 (4.37) 0 (0) 27 (1.06) 885 (34.84)

Source: Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
Weather Source = Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
Precipitation

Media[edit] Print media include the Hindi
Hindi
Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Aaj, Hindustan
Hindustan
( under Hindustan
Hindustan
Times ) and Prabhat Khabar,, while English Times Of India, The Telegraph and Hindustan
Hindustan
Times are also available. Broadcast media include All India
India
Radio (Frequency 1458 kHz, 1206 kHz) 90.4 FM Radio Active (Bhagalpur), and AIR FM Rainbow India
India
100.1.M,sadhna plus news channel Telecommunications services include BSNL, Airtel, Aircel, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications, Uninor, Reliance India Mobile(RIM). Jyo-fi Broadband Services (9430212648), BSNL
BSNL
and Sify
Sify
are providing broadband services in this region. Notable people from Bhagalpur[edit]

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Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Ashwini Kumar Choubey
BJP
BJP
politician. Ex health minister of Bihar. Ashok Kumar, a Hindi
Hindi
Indian movie actor. Anand Mohan Sahay General Secretary in INA with Netaji. Ambassador in seven different Countries. Tilka Manjhi
Tilka Manjhi
First Santhal freedom fighter. Kadambini, daughter of Braja Kishore Bose, headmaster of Bhagalpur School, was India's one of the first women graduates and Doctor from Bhagalpur.[14] Suchitra Bhattacharya, acclaimed Indian novelist was born in Bhagalpur on 10 January 1950. Ashis Nandy
Ashis Nandy
is an Indian political psychologist, a social theorist, and a contemporary cultural and political critic. Pritish Nandy, a poet, painter, journalist, politician, television personality, animal activist and film producer.[15] Neha Sharma, a Hindi
Hindi
& South-Indian movie actress.[16] Nandalal Bose- artist Dibyendu Palit - Bengali writer Alexander Dow-died at Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
was an orientalist, writer, playwright and army officer in the East India
India
Company Ajit Pal Mangat - Indian film director Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, pen name Banaphool, Bengali writer. Rabindra Kumar Rana Nishikant Dubey[17] Syed Shahnawaz Hussain- BJP
BJP
leader Bhagwat Jha Azad - former Chief minister of Bihar Ramjee Singh-book edited -Gandhi's centenary number, T.N.B . college, Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
University, 1970 Sujata Choudhary- Bestseller Hindi
Hindi
Writer B. J. Choubey-professor in the Tilka Manjhi
Tilka Manjhi
Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
University Gurmeet Choudhary is an Indian television actor, model and dancer. Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
famous Bengali novelist. The novel Srikanth is based on Bhagalpur. Tapan Sinha film director Dr. Sanjay Jha CEO of GlobalFoundries.

Adjacent boundaries[edit]

Places adjacent to Bhagalpur

Khagaria Madhepura, Purnia Katihar

Munger, Khagaria

Bhagalpur

Sahibganj

Munger Banka godda

See also[edit]

1980 Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
blindings 1989 Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur
violence

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Bhagalpur
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Amarpur Banka

Bhagalpur
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Bhagalpur Bihpur Colgong
Colgong
(Kahalgaon) Ghoga Habibpur Khajuria Naugachhia Sultanganj

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