Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bahraich : My Birth Place


District Bahraich is situated in North eastern part of Devipatan Division. It is situated between the 28.24 & 27.4 latitude & 81.65 to 81.3 eastern longitude. According to ceusus of 1991 the area of distt. is 4696.8 sq km. which is 31.99% of the Devipatan Division. District Bahraich has a international border with Nepal on the Northern part. Distt. Barabanki & Sitapur are in South , Khiri in West and Gonda & Srawasti are in eastern side of the district Bahraich.

The dense forests and fast flowing rivers are the specialities of district Bahraich. There are many Mythological facts about the great historical value of district Bahraich. It was famous as the Capital of God Brahma, the maker of universe. It was also known as part of Gandharva Forest. Even today North east area of several hundred square Kms of the district is covered by the forest. It is said that Brahma ji deveoloped this forest covered area as the place of worship for Rishis & Sadhus. Therefore this place come to known as " Brahmaich"

 According to some other historians in the middle age this place was the capital of "Bhar" dynasty. Therefore it was called as "Bharraich". Which later come to be known as "Bahraich".
 Famous Chinese visitors Hwaintsang & Feighyaan visted this place. The famous Arab visitor Ibne-ba-tuta visted Bahraich and wrote that Bahraich is a beautiful city situated at the bank of holy river Saryu.

 According to Puraans King Luv, the son of God Ram & King Prasenjit ruled Bahraich. Also during the period of exile Pandavas & along with mother Kunti visited this place.
 The guru of Maharaja Janak , Rishi Ashtwakra used to live here. Rishi Valmiki & Rishi Balark  also used to live here .   

Bahraich has many places of religions & historical value. Some of them are mentioned below.

(1) Dargah Sharief is situated  3 Km North to  Bahraich city. Dargah of Syed Salar Masood Gazhi is here. It was built by Firoz Shah Tuglak. It is blindly believed that after taking bath in the water of this Mazare-Sharief,  people suffering with any kind of skin diseases, get releif fully from this. Every year from 1st Sunday of  JEST mah (Hindi month ) during summer, a fair is celebrated for a month here in which lakhs of devotees pray.

(2) Chittaura Jheel is situated at around 8 Km between Bahraich and Gonda Road. A small river named Teri Nadi  flows through this lake.  Ashtwarka Muni, the Guru of Maharaja Janak used to live here in his ashram. The great battle was fought between Maharaja Suheldev and Syed Masood Gazi near this lake. In which Maharaja Suheldev won. Every year a fair is organized here on Basant Panchami.

(3) Temple of Junglee Nath : This is a very old temple of lord Shiva. It is situated approx 6 Km from Itaha Road near Gandharva lake. It is a very religious & holy place for the people of " Tharu" tribe.

(4) Kailashpuri Barrage : This barrage is situated on the border of Lakhimpur & Bahraich. It is 7 Km South of Bichia station, on Ghaghra river. Sharda Nahar flows towards Lakhimpur & Sarju Nahar flows towards Bahraich from here for irrigation purpose. It is also a very beautiful place to visit.

(5) Kartaniya Ghat Alligator Breeding center : On the banks of river Gerua Alligator breeding cum research center was devolped. It was established in year 1951 by the Govt. to protect various extinct species of Alligators & Crocodiles. Various species of Alligators & Crocodiles are send to whole India from here. Tourists can also have joy ride on elephant in the dense forests here.



1) "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"
- Chanakya
2)"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."
- Chanakya
3)"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."
4)"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
- Chanakya  
5)" Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
- Chanakya
6)"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
- Chanakya
7)"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
- Chanakya
8)"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
- Chanakya
9)"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
- Chanakya
10)"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
- Chanakya
11) "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
- Chanakya
12) "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."
- Chanakya
13) "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
- Chanakya
14) "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
- Chanakya
15) "Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Description of Newspapers and their readers

Below is the description of newspapers and their readers by anonymous, circulated widely via e-mails. I am  simply reproducing it because it is a nice leisure reading stuff.

The Times of India is read by people who think they run the country.
The Economic Times is read by people who think they own the country.
The Hindu is read by people who are not sure whose country it is.
The Indian Express is read by people who shouldn’t run the country.
The Statesman is read by people who think they ought to run the country.
The Asian Age is read by people who think someone else should run the country.
The Hindustan Times is read by people who think Delhi is a country.
The Telegraph is read by people who think Bengal is the best country.
The Malayala Manorama is read by people who think Kerala is their country, and God’s ... zimble !
The Mid-Day is read by people who can’t think in this country.
The Pioneer is read by people who think the Brits ran this country better.
The Tribune is read by people who’re more bothered about the country-side.
The Dainik Bhaskar is read by people in the country-side.
The Bombay Samachar is read by people who’d rather be in some other country
The Femina is read by the fat wives of the rich in this country.
The DNA is not read, but used to pack footwear by people going out of this country