Gamharia

Gamharia (गम्हरिया) is a village in the Gaya district of the Indian state of Bihar.

Gamharia
गम्हरिया
Village and city
Gamharia is located in Bihar
Gamharia
Gamharia
Location in Bihar, India
Gamharia is located in India
Gamharia
Gamharia
Gamharia (India)
Coordinates: 24°35′27″N 84°44′11″E / 24.59083°N 84.73639°ECoordinates: 24°35′27″N 84°44′11″E / 24.59083°N 84.73639°E
Country  India
State Bihar
District Gaya
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
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 • Official Maithali, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Gaya, Kolkatta
Lok Sabha constituency Gaya
Avg. summer temperature 30–48 °C (86–118 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20–3 °C (68–37 °F)

Commerce

The main markets are Sherghati, Chandiastan, Darioura and Gola Bazar (among the largest cattle markets in Bihar).

History

Gamharia experienced an Indian socialist revolution where the late Sri Tileswar Singh began his dramatically violent protests against the British in India.

His son, Late Sri Kedar Singh, works on development of the panchayat and became Mukhiya of Guneri Panchayat six consecutive times, earning him the nickname 'Mukhiyaji' after the Bihar Panchayat Election.

Notables

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • Sri Tileshwar Singh
  • Sri Kedar Singh ( Mukhiyaji)
  • Shakil Ahmad of Sihuli, former MLA of Gurua.
  • Aditya Prasad (of the Sherghati Darbar House) was among the first in town to get a degree in engineering, in London in 1924.
  • Subodh Kumar Gupta I.A.S. Jharkhand Cadre
  • Storyteller Prabhat Manjudarshi
  • Professor Deepak Kumar Singh
  • Shobhit Singh Rathore ( Grandson of Mukhiyaji Late Sri Kedar Singh)

Geography

It is about 45 km (28 mi) from Gaya, situated on Sher Shah Suri Marg (GT Road) between Kolkata and Delhi and is surrounded by the Kamaun range.

National Highway 2 passes through Gamharia, along with State highway 69. It is located on the Amritsar Delhi Kolkata industrial corridor.

Transport

Roadways

The Grand Trunk Road (NH-2) has undergone a revival through The Golden Quadrilateral project) crosses from Gamharia.

Rail

The nearest Railway Station, Gaya, is connected to Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Rourkela, Hazaribag, Kolkata, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Delhi, Amritsar, and to the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Peshawar.

Airports

The nearest airport is Gaya Airport, the only international airport in Bihar and Jharkhand. It is served by Indian Airlines for domestic flights, while Sri Lankan Airlines, Drukair, Indian Airlines and Thai Airways connect Gaya to international destinations. The Gaya Airport is 5 kilometers from Bodh-Gaya.

Cuisine

Gamharia prefers a traditional Bihari cuisine. The most popular dishes include sattu, litti, pittha, pua, marua-ka-roti, bari-dal, sattu-ka-roti, baigan-bharta and sukhaota.

Local Muslims are fond of handa (meat cooked in mud vessels by burying them partially into the ground and eliminating metal from the cooking experience), palau, kawab, etc.

Education

The educational climate in Chandisthan has improved (at least at the school level) since DAV Public School opened its branch in town (around 1992). Locals tend to search elsewhere for higher studies.

Schools

  • Anugrah Narayan Shahdev High School (Suggi, Chandisthan)
  • Zenith Public School (Chandisthan)
  • Lakshami Devi Sarswati Shishu Mandir (Karamdih, Chandisthan)
  • Urdu Publick School (Gamharia)
  • Dr Zaheer Tishna Memorial School (co-education)[1]
  • Ranglal High School (Sherghati)
  • DAV Public School (co-education)
  • Gurukul Residential School (Sherghati)
  • Ramlal & Syam Lal Sanskrit Vidyalaya (Mahmadpur)
  • Gyan Deep Public School (Sherghati)
  • Heaven flower academy,jail road, Hamzapur, (Sherghati)

Universities and colleges

  • Shri Mahant Shatanand Giri College (Hamzapur, Sherghati)
  • Colour craft- A School of Designing & Printing

References

  1. ^ Dr Zaheer Tishna Memorial School

See also

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