Arrah is a city and a municipal corporation in Bhojpur district in the state of Bihar, India. It is the district headquarters of Bhojpur district, located near the confluence of the Ganges and Soane rivers, some 24 mi. from Danapore and 36 miles from Patna
Arrah is an old city with references in mythological stories and Greek geographical works. It has been a centre of attraction for Jainism with dozens of old temples and hermitages. More recently, it is known for an important battle (Battle of Buxar) in October, 1764, a key event establishing the British occupation of India.
During the Indian rebellion of 1857, a small party of British officers and Indian soldiers were besieged in the Little House at Arrah, the district headquarters. They withstood the siege for three weeks until relieved by British troopsAND ITS A RAJPUT BELT .ITS NOW DEVLOPING
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Catholic High School
Indian Institute of Hardware Technology
H.N.K. High School
DAV Public School
Jean Paul's Senior Secondary School
H.D. Jain College Katira
H.D. Jain School
Dharmatma Inter College
Veer Kunwar Singh University
Mahant Mahadevanand Magadh Mahila College
Veer Kunwar Singh Nagar
Dr. Nemi Chandra Shastri Girls High School
mirganj-a mohalla in northern side of arrah town, an area between chowk and gangi river. veer kuer singh received gun shots while crossing the same gangi river on a boat, which ultimately cuased his death.
This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopedia.