Jehanabad is a town in Nagar Parishad and is the headquarters of Jehanabad district in the Indian state of Bihar.

Jehanabad is located in Bihar
Coordinates: 25°13′N 84°59′E / 25.217°N 84.983°ECoordinates: 25°13′N 84°59′E / 25.217°N 84.983°E
Country India
 • TypeNagar Parishad
 • BodyJehanabad Municipal Council
 • Total103,282
 • OfficialMagahi, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-BR
Vehicle registrationBR-25


Jehanabad was formerly part of Gaya district but was separated from the district on 1 August 1986.


It is situated 45 km south of Patna and 45 km north of Gaya.

Jehanabad has an industrial area (known as the New Industrial Area), which is situated 1 km from Jehanabad railway station on NH 110, generally known as Kako Road.


According to the Indian census of 2001, the Jehanabad had a population of 135,196. The population is 54% male and 46% female. Jehanabad has a literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. Male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 69%. 16% percent of Jehanabad's population is under six years of age.[1]


Jehanabad is linked to the bigger cities of Patna and Gaya by road and rail.


Four railway services operate in Jehanabad railway station. It serves the cities of Jehanabad, Jehanabad Court, Tehta, and Makhdumpur. The recently electrified Patna-Gaya line runs through the city and links the Grand Chord line to the Howrah-Delhi main line.


National Highways 83 and NH 110 cross through the city. No. 83 runs from Patna via Masaurhi, and goes directly to Gaya through Makhdumpur. It runs almost parallel to the railway line. A network of poor quality PWD roads and REO roads run across the district. The total length of paved roads is 541.65 km and that of mud tracks is 450.90 km.[2]


Agriculture is one of the most important occupations. Agricultural workers account for 77% of the workforce, and generate 24.84% of the state's product. Weather-induced harvest yields and consequently GDP can vary wildly year to year.[3]


Barabar Caves are situated in the hilly area near Makhdumpur, 25 km south of Jehanabad. These ancient, rock-cut Buddhist chambers date back to the 3rd Century A.D. and are renowned as the place of origin of the Ajivika sect.

Baba Siddhnath Temple, also known as the Shiva Temple and originally known as Siddheshwar Nath Temple, is located at one of the highest peaks in the range of the Barabar Hills. The temple was built during the Gupta period in the 7th Century A.D. Local legend attributes the construction of the temple to Bana Raja (the father-in-law of the legendary king Jarasandha of Rajgir).

Sati Nagari Lari is approximately 40 km from the main town of Jehanabad. The village of Lari consists of a garh (or fort), Mahadev sthan of BholeNath, and a pond for carrying out various rituals. This village belongs to the landlord Brahmins (or Bhumihar Brahmins/Baabhan pandits), who serve as both priests and agriculturists in that area.

Sun Temple, is located in the village of Bhelawer, and is the site where Chhath Puja is celebrated. Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival to thank the Sun god for bestowing the bounties of life on Earth.

Mahadevsthan, is a temple situated in the village Bhelawer. It was understood to be the ancient temple of Shiva. It is also known as "Buddha Mahadev," meaning "Old Shiva." It is known as a Swayambhu temple, because its linga (or Lingam) was self-revealed.


Dayanath Dham. A temple of Lord Shiva is situated at Daya Bigha, 10 km south-west from Makhdumpur. The village name was given to Baba Dayanath, the first person of the village. The temple name was given as Baba Dayanath Dham. Pujari of the temple is Brijnandan Mahto and Shivcharcha is held on every Monday at the auditorium of the temple.Also a sun temple is under construction in village Jolahbigha in gonwan panchayat.jolahbigha is near to shakurabad bazar.It is a very famous village in ancient time.A famous social man sudhir pandey s/O Bhuvneshwar pandey belongs to jolahbigha.The base of sun temple and land was granted by him.He belongs to "MAHABRAHMAN PANDEY" family.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census,(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "PinCode of Jehanabad". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Jehanabad Agriculture". n/a. Retrieved 2018-05-08. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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Arun Kumar (Bihar politician)

Dr. Arun Kumar is a Member of Parliament in India. He represents the Jahanabad constituency in the Lok Sabha, which is the lower house of the Parliament of India. He won the seat in the Indian general election, 2014 as a Rashtriya Lok Samta Party candidate ans he is also founder member of Rastriya Lok Samta Party. He is the founder and head of Gyan Bharti Model Residential Complex school which is in Hisua, Nawada. He often visit the school at Annual Day function as chief guest.


Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of Arwal district in Bihar state of India. It was earlier part of Jehanabad district. The district as formed to control the naxalism in the area. District was formed from the area of two near by districts i.e. Jehanabad and Aurangabad. Arwal has a population of 588,000. Arwal, the district headquarters is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the River Ganges.

Arwal district

Arwal district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of this district. It was earlier part of Jehanabad district.

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Bihar (out of 39), after Sheikhpura and Sheohar.

Arwal District is very small district of Bihar.Most of people are engaged in primary sector.


Jahanabad or Jehanabad

Jahanabad, Takestan

Jahanabad (Persian: جهان اباد‎, also Romanized as Jahānābād and Jehānābād; also known as Jahānābād-e Afshārīeh and Jahānābād-e Afshārīyeh) is a village in Ramand-e Shomali Rural District, Khorramdasht District, Takestan County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,035, in 265 families.

Jahanabad-e Bala, Kerman

Jahanabad-e Bala (Persian: جهان ابادبالا‎, also Romanized as Jahānābād-e Bālā; also known as Jahānābād and Jehānābād) is a village in Fahraj Rural District, in the Central District of Fahraj County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 866, in 181 families.

Jahanabad (Lok Sabha constituency)

Jahanabad Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Bihar state in eastern India.

Jehanabad district

Jehanabad district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Jehanabad town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Jehanabad district is a part of Magadh Division. This district is 45 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar and 43 km from Gaya.

Jehanabad is located on the confluence of two small rivers called Dardha and Yamunaiya. It is the heartland of Magadha and the local dialect is called Magahi. Once considered a poor district The area is however developing now and the services sector is gaining ground in the district.

Jehanabad railway station

Jehanabad railway station, station code JHD, is the railway station serving the city of Jehanabad in the Jehanabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. The Jehanabad railway station is well connected to Patna, Gaya, Ranchi and Bokaro by the railway network.

Jehanabad lies in between Patna-Gaya line which is one of the busiest rail route in India. Jehanabad has trains running frequently to Patna and Ranchi. The city is a major railway hub and has four stations Jehanabad railway station, Jehanabad Court, Makhdumpur-Gaya and Tehta . Jehanabad is well connected with Gaya, Patna, Biharsharif, Rajgir, Islampur and Jhajha through daily passenger and express train services.

Kako, Bihar

Kako is a town in Jehanabad district of Bihar, a state in northeastern India. Until 1984, Kako was a part of the Gaya district. In 2010, the town's state representation was shifted from the Jehanabad constituency to the Ghosi constituency of Bihar's Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly). Though the population density is very high, the basic infrastructure is not optimal.

List of Monuments of National Importance in Bihar

This is a list of Monuments of National Importance (ASI) as officially recognized by and available through the website of the Archaeological Survey of India in the Indian state Bihar. The monument identifier is a combination of the abbreviation of the subdivision of the list (state, ASI circle) and the numbering as published on the website of the ASI. 70 Monuments of National Importance have been recognized by the ASI in Bihar.

Lomas Rishi Cave

The Lomas Rishi Cave, also called the Grotto of Lomas Rishi, is one of the man-made Barabar Caves in the Barabar and Nagarjuni hills of Jehanabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. This rock-cut cave was carved out as a sanctuary. It was built during the Ashokan period of the Maurya Empire in the 3rd century BC, as part of the sacred architecture of the Ajivikas, an ancient religious and philosophical group of India that competed with Jainism and became extinct over time. Ājīvikas were atheists and rejected the authority of the Vedas as well as Buddhist ideas. They were ascetic communities and meditated in caves such as Lomas Rishi.The hut-style facade at the entrance to the cave is the earliest survival of the ogee shaped "chaitya arch" or chandrashala that was to be an important feature of Indian rock-cut architecture and sculptural decoration for centuries. The form was clearly a reproduction in stone of buildings in wood and other vegetable materials.According to Pia Brancaccio, the Lomas Rishi cave, along with nearby Sudama cave, is considered by many scholars to be "the prototype for the Buddhist caves of the western Deccan, particularly the chaitya hall type structure built between 2nd century BCE and 2nd century CE.First is a large hall, entered at the side and rectangular in shape measuring 9.86x5.18m, which functioned as an assembly hall. Further inside is a second hall, smaller in size, which is a semi-hemispherical room, 5m in diameter, with a roof in the form of a dome, and which is accessed from the rectangular room by a narrow rectangular passage. The interior surfaces of the chambers are very finely finished.

Magadh division

Magadh division is an administrative geographical unit of Bihar state of India. Gaya is the administrative headquarters of the division. Currently (2005), the division consists Gaya district, Nawada district, Aurangabad district, Jehanabad district, and Arwal district. The current commissioner is Sri Jitendra Srivastava, an IAS officer of 2000 batch.


Makhdumpur, situated between Gaya and Jehanabad, is a town and notified area in the Jehanabad district of the Indian state of Bihar.

Patna–Gaya line

The Patna–Gaya line is a railway line connecting Patna on the Howrah-Delhi main line and Gaya on the Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line both in the Indian state of Bihar.

Rahul Kumar (politician)

Rahul Kumar (born 21 September 1984) is an Indian politician from the state of Bihar, India and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) Youth National President of India, Kumar was a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly for Term 2010 - 2015 from Ghosi (Vidhan Sabha constituency). His father, Dr. Jagdish Sharma, was also, a member of the JDU and an MP from Jehanabad Bihar. Kumar defeated Jagdish Prasad alias Kaushal Yadav of LJP in Ghosi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) seat in 2010 Vidhan Sabha elections, in Jehanabad district of Bihar.

S.N. Sinha College, Jehanabad

S.N. Sinha College, Jehanabad, also Known as Satyendra Narayan Sinha College, established in 1970, is a general degree colleges in Jehanabad, Bihar. It is affiliated to Magadh University, and offers undergraduate courses in science, commerce and arts.

S.S. College, Jehanabad

S.S. College, Jehanabad, also known as Swami Sahajanand College, established in 1955, is a general degree colleges in Jehanabad, Bihar. It is affiliated to Magadh University, and offers undergraduate courses in science, commerce and arts.

Transport in Bihar

This article deals with the system of transport in Bihar, both public and private.

Cities and towns in Magadh Division
Arwal district
Aurangabad district
Gaya district
Jehanabad district
Nawada district
See also
Cities and towns
in other Divisions

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