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Overview of the Bahraich District

Bahraich is situated in North eastern part of Devipatan Division.

Geographical location

It is situated between the 28.24 to 27.4 Latitude & 81.65 to 81.3 eastern Longitude. District Bahraich has a international border with Nepal on the Northern part. Distt. Barabanki & Sitapur are in South, Khiri in West and Gonda & Shrawasti are in eastern side of the district Bahraich. Northern part of the district is Tarai region which is covered by the dense natural forest. Chakia, Sujauli, Nishangara, Mihinpurwa, Bichia & Baghauli are the main forest areas of the district . Sarju & Ghaghra are the major rivers of the district.

District at a glance

  • Area : 4696.8 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 3,487,731
  • Language: Hindi & Urdu
  • Villages: 1395
  • Male: 1,843,884
  • Female: 1,643,847

History of 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 the universe. It was also known as part of Gandharva Forest. Even today Northeast area of several hundred square Kms of the district is covered by the forest. It is said that Brahma ji developed this forest-covered area as the place of worship for Rishis & Sadhus. Therefore this place come to known as ” Bahraich”. 

According to some other historians in the middle age this place was the capital of “Bhar” dynasty. Therefore it was called as “Bharaich”. 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 .



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