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Chhapra (Saran), Bihar

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Chhapra is famous for its Bhojpuri heritage. Bhojpuri isdialect of this place. Ara (Arrah), Ballia (Balia), Chapra and Deoria, the Bhojpuri heartland, are known as "ABCD" of India due to their people's congruence of language and culture. It was constituted a municipality in 1864. The history as mentioned in the 'Ain-E-Akbari records Saran as one of the six Sarkars (Revenue Divisions) constituting the province of Bihar including Saran and Champaran. These two were later combined to form a single unit named Saran later on its name became CHAPRA.


Chhapra is also a place of top guns. Jai Prakash Narayan (stalwart of Indian politics), Dr. Rajendra Prasad (First President of India) , Bhikhari Thakur (shakespeare of Bhojpuri), Mazaharul Haq, Chitragupta (the famous music composer of Bollywood, etc hailed from CHAPRA. The town is well connected with other parts of Bihar because of a good communication network.The nearest airport is the Patna Airport.The Chhapra Railway Station is on the Gorakhpur-Siwan-Hajipur-Muzaffarpur-Barauni and Varanasi-Ballia-Chapra-Thawe line. National Highway 85 and NH 19 has its route through Chhapra. National Highway 101 and National Highway 102 originate from Chhapra. 

Chapra at a Glance

District

Chapra (Saran)

Division

Saran

State

Bihar

Country

India

STD Code

06152

Postal Code

841301

Nearest Airport

Patna (85 Kms.)

Area

2641 sq Kms.

Population

32,48,701 (2001 census)

Sex Ratio

966

Railway Station Code

Chapra Jn. (CPR), Chapra Kachery (CI), Sonepur (SEE)

Literacy Rate

51.80% (2001 census)

Sub Division

Chapra, Sonepur, Marhaura

Language Spoken

Hindi, Bhojpuri

University

Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Chapra

Member of Legislature

Shri Randhir Singh

Member Of Parliament

Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Major Festival

Chhath Parv, Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Makar Sakranti, Teej and Eid

Famous Personalities

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (First President of India),

Loknayak Jai praksh Narayan,

Bhikhari Thakur (Shakespeare of Bhojpuri),

Chitragupt (Musician)

Major Rail Links

Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jamutawi, Varanasi, Barauni, Guwahati, Amritsar, Pune, Lucknow

Major Temples

Ambika Bhawani, Ami (Dighwara)

Dharmnath Mandir, Chapra

Kot devi, chapra,

Gautam Asthan, revelganj

Garhdevi Mandir

Shiv Temple, Silhauri,

Baba Mahendranath Temple, Menhdar

Hariharnath Temple, Sonepur

Panch mandir, Chapra

Major Industries

Mortorn confectionary, Marhuara. (Closed)

Saran Engineering Company Ltd, Marhuara. (Closed)

Cawnpore sugar works Ltd, Marhuara.(Closed)

Rail wheel Factory, Bela, Chapra

Locomotive manufacturing unit, Marhuara

Places of Archeological Interest

Chirand,

Ashoka Pillar, Maker

Places of tourist interest

Ami, Sonepur, Dhorh Ashram, Gautam Asthan, Silhauri, Dadhichi Ashram, Chirand and Maker

Major River

Ganga, Gandak, Ghaghara (Saryug)

Major Crops

Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane

 

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